Oregon Dem control: Decade of deprioritizing education

Oregon Senate Republicans “Today I think of our children, I think of the future of this great state. $7.255 billion is not enough. I believe this is not adequate and that we can, and should, do better for our children.” … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:08 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 8 Comments

SB913: Good intentions, no effect, unintended consequences

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) Every Session we deal with a few issues that seem to be designed to make some people feel good, but actually accomplish nothing. We had a hearing on just such a bill this week; it … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:21 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Extraordinary Legislative Session – the ‘Pax Portlandia’

​Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli On February 2nd, as the most senior member of the Oregon State Senate, I had the honor of opening the 78th Legislative Session. Last November, state legislatures around the country flipped from Democrat-led to Republican. … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:03 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 11 Comments

Dems laying groundwork to use K-12 as budget hostage, again

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) We have reached the end of the seventh week of this legislative Session.  It is time for a short recap of events.  We started out at a very fast pace, passing several significant bills very … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 11 Comments

Is Your Five-Year-Old Ready for Full-Day Kindergarten?

By Kathryn Hickok The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lower Oregon’s compulsory, full-time school age from seven to five. Senate Bill 321 was heard in the Education Committee on March 5. Most children start at least … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Individual Responsiblity, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon Senate, State Government, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The nightmare of Oregon’s 43,000 administrative rules

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Administrative rules adopted by state agencies have the same legal authority as the statutes that are vetted and passed by elected representatives. Keeping track of all of these rules and regulations is virtually impossible for legislators … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:04 | Posted in Government Regulation, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon Senate | 11 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leadership on passing of Dave Frohnmeyer

Oregon Senate Republicans Oregon House Republicans Statement from Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli on the Passing of Former Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmeyer “I am deeply saddened today to learn of the loss of Dave Frohnmayer. Dave embodied the Oregonian … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:07 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

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