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 | 5 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 | 17 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 | 5 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

Posted by at 09:16 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Be wary of govt-sponsored retirement plan for private sector workers

by Sen. Doug Whitsett It is often said that bad ideas are never truly defeated in the legislative process; they simply remain dormant until being resurrected in a different form for a future Legislature to debate. House Bill 3436 is … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, PERS, Public Employee Unions, State Government | 6 Comments

Protect legislative interns and other Capitol workers

by Dan Lucas I saw a notification recently from the Oregon Legislature that intern positions were available for the upcoming session. It made me cringe — I don’t feel there are adequate safeguards in place yet for it to be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Ethics, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

Chuck Riley’s little Libertarian elves

by NW Spotlight There is a Grimm’s Fairy Tale about a shoemaker who goes to bed and wakes up to find elves have finished his work for him. In Oregon politics, Democrat Chuck Riley is the shoemaker and Hillsboro-area Libertarians … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 22 Comments

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