Call for repeal of LCFS hidden gas tax ahead of 2017 Transportation Package

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, the Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Team sent a letter to Governor Kate brown urging her to protect struggling Oregonians by repealing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard before passing a transportation package in the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:25 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes, Transportation | 12 Comments

Choosing safety of schoolchildren over comfort of lobbyists and politicians

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The System Can Work as Intended One of the most important duties of the members of the Legislative Assembly is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent to best benefit the public. This often involves making … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:39 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 4 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leaders respond to Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon Senate Republicans Oregon House Republicans On Friday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) delivered her 2016 State of the State Address at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum. Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli Responds to Governor Brown’s 2016 State … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:05 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 7 Comments

Games being played by Dems in Oregon ‘short session’

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) Thursday I gave a short speech in the Senate basically talking about how we are violating the very essence of the legislative process this Session. Agreements reached over weeks of negotiations are now being thrown … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:50 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

Oregon Senate GOP Leader Ted Ferrioli on Denial of Quorum

Sen. Ted Ferrioli Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) provided the following statement after Senate Republicans denied quorum and prevented consideration of bills on the Senate floor late Wednesday: “This session we’ve seen the Democrat majority … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 5 Comments

Senate GOP challenge Dems’ unconstitutional passage of SB 1511

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Senate Republicans expressed outrage over tactics by Senate Democrats to intentionally violate the Oregon Constitution on the Senate floor Tuesday. Passing SB 1511, which regulates marijuana taxation and contains an emergency clause, blatantly violates … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Marijuana, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

Extending Oregon’s Public School Open Enrollment Law Empowers Parents

By Kathryn Hickok Last week the Oregon State Senate passed an extension of Oregon’s open enrollment law, Senate Bill 1566. The bill extends for three more years the sunset provision of a 2011 law which allows students to attend public … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Leadership, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon Senate | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Stay Tuned...

Stay up to date with the latest political news and commentary from Oregon Catalyst through daily email updates:

Prefer another subscription option? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, become a fan on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

Twitter Facebook

No Thanks (close this box)