Forbes Magazine calls out Brad Avakian abuses

by NW Spotlight Oregon and its arrogant one-party rule by Democrats has once again drawn negative national attention. This latest national attention is on Oregon’s Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian, who is now running for Oregon Secretary of State. Yesterday, Forbes … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:25 | Posted in 2016 Election, Government Abuse, Government reform, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | Leave a comment

Reminder: Brad Avakian’s history of delinquent taxes

by NW Spotlight Brad Avakian is the current Oregon Labor Commissioner and he’s the Democratic candidate for Oregon Secretary of State. He supports Measure 97 – the largest tax increase in Oregon’s history. Avakian’s also someone who should understand how … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Measure 97, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner, Taxes | Leave a comment

Does Brad Avakian know he’s NOT supposed to be making laws?

by NW Spotlight Brad Avakian recently chose Father’s Day to speak up for “abortion rights.” He wrote “I am a father, a husband, a legislator — and I am a man for choice.” In addition to the inherent problem with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Election, Government Overreach, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 9 Comments

Election of Oregon statewide candidates without prior government experience rare

by Reagan Knopp I was asked to research the last time a candidate of either major party was elected statewide with no prior government experience. I haven’t had the time to put together an in-depth look at the official records … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:05 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner, U.S. Senate | 6 Comments

Brad Avakian is wrong on Uber drivers

by Sid Leiken This week, Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian sent out an advisory opinion determining in the eyes of Oregon law that drivers affiliated with Uber, the popular ride-sharing mobile application, were to be considered employees. … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:51 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 20 Comments

Political abuses of power by BOLI in Gresham bakery case

by Dan Lucas On July 2 Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian upheld an earlier finding that said the owners of the Sweetcakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham had to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Oregon Government, State Labor Commissioner | 51 Comments

Latest government overreach by thugs at BOLI

by Rep. Mike Nearman The latest government overreach – brought to you by the friendly thugs at the Bureau of Labor and Industries When I think of tyranny, I think of guys with three-cornered hats and muskets and a mean … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, State Labor Commissioner | 18 Comments

Oregon Democrats’ arrogant abuses of power

by Dan Lucas Oregon Democrats are continuing to show their willingness to abuse power and to pick and choose when to follow laws and the constitution.  Last month the Oregon Attorney General decided that she wouldn’t fulfill her oath to … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, State Labor Commissioner | 24 Comments

Protect Religious Freedom Initiative filed today

Oregon Family Council PORTLAND, OREGON- Religious freedom is the first freedom guaranteed by the United States Constitution. It is a fundamental human right and is the right to express, think and act upon what you deeply believe. Religious freedom upholds … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:36 | Posted in First Amendment, Religon, State Labor Commissioner | 329 Comments

Gresham bakery: example of why people mistrust the media

by Dan Lucas Gallup reported a year ago that distrust in the media had hit a new high, with 60% saying they had little or no trust in newspapers, TV and radio when it came to reporting the news fully, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Media, State Labor Commissioner | 1,653 Comments

Latest Bruce Starr ad: Creating Jobs

Posted by at 12:18 | Posted in 2012 Election, State Labor Commissioner | 410 Comments

Portland Business Alliance endorses Bruce Starr

Bruce Starr for Labor Commissioner The campaign is excited to announce another business endorsement of Senator Starr.  The Portland Business Alliance (PBA) has endorsed Senator Starr to be Oregon’s next Labor Commissioner. “Our endorsements were based on the candidate’s commitment … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:40 | Posted in 2012 Election, State Labor Commissioner | 2 Comments

Starr Builds Central Oregon Support

(Hillsboro, OR)  Bruce Starr’s campaign for Labor Commissioner adds the endorsements of various central Oregon community leaders.  Commissioner John Hatfield and Commissioner Wayne Fording both met with and endorse Sen. Starr. These endorsements are added to the growing list of County … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:30 | Posted in 2012 Election, State Labor Commissioner | 1 Comment

Bruce Starr holds slight lead over Brad Avakian in poll

by NW Spotlight A recent poll shows Obama’s lead in Oregon cut by 4 points from a year ago, with Obama’s lead now down to only 8 points. “The main reason the state’s so close is that independents have really … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, 2012 Presidential Election, State Labor Commissioner | 18 Comments

Poll shows Labor Commissioner race is wide open

(Hillsboro, Oregon) The Bruce Starr campaign has acquired a poll which shows that the race for the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is in a statistical tie. This information comes from a poll commissioned in April … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:55 | Posted in State Labor Commissioner | 299 Comments

Hillsboro Chamber endorses Starr for Labor Commissioner

(Hillsboro, Oregon) Bruce Starr announces the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee endorses his campaign for Oregon’s Commissioner of Labor and Industries. “Senator Starr has a long history of working with and for the business community in Hillsboro,” said … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:12 | Posted in 2012 Election, State Labor Commissioner | 21 Comments

Radio Drama: How Kate became Korrupt

The Bill Post Radio Show The The Bill Post Radio Show had a little fun this week poking fun at the trials and tribulations of Secretary of State Kate Brown, and speculated on how she came to make such a mess … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:32 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 3 Comments

Secretary of State Kate Brown’s woes continue

by NW Spotlight Secretary of State Kate Brown is continuing to face heavy criticism in the media for botching the election for State Labor Commissioner – including the latest criticism today from Nigel Jaquiss at Willamette Week. Nigel Jaquiss at … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:14 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 524 Comments

AFSCME endorses Kate Brown & Brad Avakian in Primary

by NW Spotlight The public employee union AFSCME announced their endorsements yesterday for the May 15 Primary. It looks like AFSCME also thought that the election for State Labor Commissioner was being held May 15th. AFSCME Council 75 endorsed Kate … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:30 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 30 Comments

Kate Brown found a way to call her own competence into question

by Jack Roberts  Knute Buehler, the lone Republican candidate for secretary of state, just got a significant in-kind contribution from an unlikely source — his opponent, Secretary of State Kate Brown. Generally, the job of secretary of state is so … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner | 436 Comments

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