Sen. Winters elected to leadership role with Women in Government

by NW Spotlight Salem, OR — At the 21st Annual State Directors’ and 11th Biennial First Term Legislators’ Conference in St. Pete Beach, Florida, Senator Jackie Winters was chosen to be a 2015 State Director with Women In Government, following … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:19 | Posted in Oregon Senate | 6 Comments

The ever-elusive K-12 school funding in Oregon

by Dan Lucas The Portland Tribune ran an article a couple of days ago on the upcoming Oregon legislative session. It focused on Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton) starting his role as chairman of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:57 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, PERS, State Budget, State Taxes | 39 Comments

Upcoming Legislative Session: Expect carbon tax & attack on kicker

by Sen. Doug Whitsett On the eve of the 2014 election, I had high expectations. I had hoped that the widely predicted national Republican wave would wash over Oregon and result in the kinds of leadership changes so desperately needed … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes | 15 Comments

Oregon Dems’ tax tsunami has started

Oregon Senate Republicans Tax proposals target home mortgages, job training centers, small businesses Salem, OR – The Democrat “Super Majority” is doing little to hide their plans for the 2015 Legislative Session. On Monday, the House Revenue Committee introduced more … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes, Taxes | 17 Comments

Dems further tighten stranglehold on Oregon

by Dan Lucas Last month’s election further consolidated what the Oregonian’s Steve Duin has called the Democrats’ “near-monopoly on political power” in Oregon. Democrats have returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:51 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 20 Comments

Tough Oregon legislative session coming with increased Dem control

Dems have introduced at least 40 tax increase bills already and Kitz administration has made changes to have taxpayers fund $150K “sex reassignment surgery” starting in January by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) Monday night the Senate Republican Caucus elected our … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes | 7 Comments

Oregon Senate GOP select caucus leadership

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – The Oregon Senate Republican caucus elected leaders for the 2015 legislative session during a caucus meeting Monday night. Senator Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) was re-elected as caucus leader. The 2015 session will mark his … Continue reading

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