Senate Republicans push for enough funding for 4,000 new teachers

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Monday, Senate Republicans released a “Reverse Christmas Tree” package of wasteful spending bills passed or by the Democrat-controlled legislature this session. The $203 million in expensive, unnecessary projects and policies should be sent immediately … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 6 Comments

Senator Ted Ferrioli gets $300 million for schools

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Friday, Senate Republicans praised the inclusion of $300 million in bonding for schools in Oregon following their request earlier this session for school bonding in the same amount. “After Democrats woefully underfunded K-12 education … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments

Oregon’s Proposed Sick Leave Law Doesn’t Fit All

By Anna Mae Kersey Senate Bill 454, which mandates that employers implement paid sick leave for employees, may leave small business owners and the agriculture industry in the dust. SB 454 states, “Employers that employ at least 10 employees working … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Government | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Oregon Senate Dems block impeachment process proposal

Rep. Jodi Hack (R-Salem) Oregon is the only state in the nation that does not have a mechanism in place for executive impeachment. Salem, OR – Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) Friday expressed disappointment over recent reports that Senate President Peter … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government reform, Impeachment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 9 Comments

Senate Dems reject attempts to strengthen Oregon ethics laws

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Yesterday, Senate Democrats rejected three proposals to strengthen ethics laws for both the legislature and state and local campaigns in Oregon. The Oregon Senate will later consider two bills introduced by Governor Kate Brown … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Government reform, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

The Real Agenda: Dems are anti-small business

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) At the beginning of this Session the majority party laid out their agenda, and we have now reached the point where they are finishing their objectives. In February they passed the low carbon fuel standards … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Economy, Jobs, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

Federal Education Carrots Turn into Sticks

By Steve Buckstein The debate over Common Core educational standards and the new Smarter Balanced high-stakes tests is heating up in the state capitol. The carrot of better educational outcomes is being overshadowed by the stick of losing lots of … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:25 | Posted in Education, Federal Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Government | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

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