Kate Brown’s Math Problem

By John A. Charles, Jr. For the past 18 months, the Oregon Land Board has been working to sell the Elliott State Forest. The decision to seek buyers was based on the fact that the Elliott is losing money, and … Continue reading

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Jeff Gudman for State Treasurer — a Democrat supports a Republican

by Ronald A. Buel Jeff Gudman is running against Tobias Read (Democrat) and Chris Telfer (Independent) for the Position of State Treasurer. Why would a long-time Democratic activist like me be supporting a Republican for this office? I am sure … Continue reading

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Carbon credits for light rail – another Salem switcheroo

by Jeff Gudman Bureaucrats in Salem have pulled the wool over taxpayers eyes again. The controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is quietly transforming into a secret subsidy for existing light rail and other mass transit, rather than the intended … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Green Energy, State Treasurer | 2 Comments

Oregon Land Board Low-Balls Elliott Timber with Fixed-Price “Bidding”

By John A. Charles, Jr. On July 27 the Oregon Department of State Lands announced the “fair market value” of 82,450 acres of Common School Trust Lands within the Elliott State Forest as $220.8 million. The number was picked by Roger … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State, Portland Schools, State Treasurer, Timber | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Trust Lands Should Be Auctioned to High Bidder to Benefit Schools

By John A. Charles, Jr. In his recent guest column in The Oregonian, Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands Jim Paul summarizes the history of the Elliott State Forest. He correctly notes that the Common School Trust lands within … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Environment, Gov. Kate Brown, Natural Resources, Oregon Government, Oregon Secretary of State, Rural Oregon, State Government, State Treasurer, Transparency | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

IP28, Hillary and Kate Brown lead in new Oregon poll

by NW Spotlight A poll conducted in Oregon in late June found that IP28 currently enjoys majority support, Hillary Clinton has a double-digit, 14-point lead over Donald Trump, and Governor Brown takes a 7-point lead into the summer against Bud … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer | 4 Comments

Chris Telfer announces Independent bid for State Treasurer

Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) The IPO has just sent out a press release saying State Lottery Commissioner Chris Telfer has announced her Independent Party bid for State Treasurer. “We are thrilled to have someone as well-respected and highly qualified as … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:15 | Posted in 2016 Election, State Treasurer | 3 Comments

Early look at Oregon’s 2016 elections – Part 2

by Dan Lucas Republicans have their work cut out for them in Oregon’s 2016 races. After the November 2014 election, Democrats returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the past 5 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Treasurer | 11 Comments

Early look at Oregon’s 2016 elections

by Dan Lucas Besides voting to elect the 45th president of the United States next November (2016), Oregon will also be electing one of our two U.S. senators (6-year terms), all five of our U.S. representatives (2-year terms), the Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:11 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, House Races, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State, Oregon Senate, State Treasurer | 20 Comments

State Treasurer’s Opportunity Initiative is seriously flawed

by Bob Clark 5 Reasons to Oppose the Oregon Opportunity Initiative (state wide Initiative 402) The 2013 Oregon legislative session approved for referral to Oregon voters state Treasurer Wheeler’s Oregon Opportunity Initiative (Senate Joint Resolution 1).  Oregonians should vote No, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, State Treasurer | 259 Comments

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