Man charged under sex trafficking law passed by Senator Betsy Close

Sen. Betsy Close Bi-partisan legislation enabled local prosecutor to increase charges on accused sex offender Albany, OR – Last year, Senator Close Betsy Close (R-Albany/Corvallis) reached across the aisle to work with Democrat Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) on stronger penalties … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:41 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Oregon Senate | 1 Comment

Local farmer’s group endorses Patti Milne

Patti Milne for State Senate Woodburn, OR – The Marion County Farm Bureau has endorsed Patti Milne in her race for State Senate District 11. The Marion County Farm Bureau joins a growing group of organizations and local leaders who … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:46 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Independent voters nominate Chuck Thomsen

Oregon Senate Republicans Hood River, OR – The Independent Party of Oregon has nominated Chuck Thomsen to represent them on the November ballot in Senate District 26. Out of all the Senate candidates seeking an Independent Party nomination across the … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Sen. Tim Knopp appointed Deputy Caucus Leader: OR Senate GOP

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) has been appointed to Deputy Caucus Leader of the Senate Republican caucus. The caucus Deputy Leader assists in caucus tactics, strategy and administration and works to advance the principles, campaigns … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Oregon Business Association endorses Winters

Jackie Winters for State Senate Salem, OR – A group representing nearly 300 businesses from across the state of Oregon has named Jackie Winters (R-Salem) as the candidate they trust to be a champion for job-creators in Oregon. The Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:33 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 9 Comments

Oregon Dept of Forestry: Huge improvements protecting private forest lands

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Oregon Department of Forestry did an exceptional job of stopping the Bryant Fire in West Langell Valley last week. The wildfire consumed about 1,350 acres of privately owned timber and brush-covered land. The fire is … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:53 | Posted in Oregon Senate, State Government, Timber | Leave a comment

Sen. Jeff Kruse: Legislative Days disappointing

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) While I still think the concept of Legislative Days, a block of time during the interim when all committees in both Chambers meet, is a good one, I am disappointed in what has transpired this … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:55 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

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