Paying For Ballot Postage: A Solution In Search of a Problem

Generally speaking, it is really easy to vote in Oregon.  Between Motor Voter and Vote By Mail I would venture to say that voting is probably more accessible here in Oregon than in any other state.  Some folks take issue … Continue reading

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Millennial Education Act will make student debt payments completely tax-free

  SALEM, Ore.–Late Monday, state Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, introduced Senate Bill 1034 to help Oregonian Millennials struggling with student debt. The “Millennial Education Act” will fix Oregon’s tax code to make student debt payments completely tax-free. “Generations must … Continue reading

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Instagram Can Be a Refuge From Politics Online

By Reagan Knopp Last week, I decided to attempt a small experiment. I decided to completely de-politicize one of my social networks. I chose Instagram. I chose Instagram for several reasons. First, it was already one of the least political … Continue reading

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Now Is the Time: Oregon’s Educational Opportunity Act, The Power of Choice

By Steve Buckstein Oregon now has the chance to become an early adopter of a universal Education Savings Account program. An ESA program allows Kindergarten through 12th grade students to use part of the state funds allocated to their local … Continue reading

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Remembering Alan Bates

By Senator Jeff Kruse We had a relatively slow week in Salem, so I thought I would change focus just this once.  Thursday the Senate did a very wonderful thing during our floor session.  We only heard one bill, and … Continue reading

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Walden on Fox News: Defending new health plan

By NW Spotlight, Oregon Congressman Greg Walden made a strong defense of the Ryan Health Plan on Fox News. The bill is being hotly debated, criticized and lobbied from many different fronts. Watch the Fox News clip below. Watch the … Continue reading

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Raise a Glass to More Employment

By Eric Shierman Josh Lehner, the super smart protégé of Tom Potiowsky at the Oregon Department of Economic Analysis, posted an interesting fact on his agency’s blog recently. More new jobs were created producing alcoholic beverages than writing software from … Continue reading

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My Experience on Brown’s “Social Action Team”

A few months ago I made the mistake of signing up for Governor Kate Brown’s “Social Action Team” which coincidentally is just her campaign email list.  I like to know what is going on in Oregon politically, so I figured … Continue reading

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The Daily Caller: Counties In Oregon Try To Bypass Gun Restrictions

By NW Spotlight     Oregon is getting some national attention from Conservative news outlets on guns. Specifically, Oregon Senate Bill 941 continues to cause controversy in the legislature as some pro-gun legislators have sought to lift some restrictions in the bill while … Continue reading

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The Road to Success Travels Through 3rd Grade Reading

By Kathryn Hickok Denisha Merriweather failed third grade twice. Today, she is finishing her master’s degree, thanks to Florida’s tax-credit-funded scholarship program. Denisha was President Trump’s guest at his Address to Congress Feb. 28, where he called educational choice “the … Continue reading

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OPB Podcast: The State of the Oregon GOP

By Reagan Knopp Despite any reservations you may have about OPB, I personally recommend this fascinating discussion by the OPB Politics Now crew. It was worth my time. It’s hosted by Geoff Norcross alongside OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes … Continue reading

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Taxpayer Assoc. testifies against slashing mortgage interest deduction

Taxpayer Association of Oregon testifies against bill to cut mortgage interest deduction By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The Taxpayer Association of Oregon testified in the Oregon Human Services and Housing Committee hearing against HB 2006 on March 9. This bill … Continue reading

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Trump Never Meant to Repeal Obamacare

By Eric Shierman Donald Trump ran on Obama’s 2008 healthcare plan. What became the Affordable Care Act was actually Hillary Clinton’s 2008 plan. So both presidents have campaigned against this law, both presidents largely came to accept it, and both … Continue reading

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