Oregon GOP Chair Files Ethics Complaint Against Mult. Co. Judge On Strong Suspicion of Having Helped A Criminal Illegal Alien Escape From ICE Through Her Chambers

  Wilsonville, OR– Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier filed an official Judicial Complaint with the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability against Multnomah County Judge Monica Herranz for her role in helping a criminal defendant to escape Federal … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle: Poll Shows Kate Brown Has Average Approval Rating Compared to Peers

Today, Morning Consult — a media and political research firm — updated their list of America’s Most & Least Popular Governors. In the polling conducted by Morning Consult, Governor Kate Brown is shown to have a positive approval rating of 58% and … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson launches major expansion of voter access that restores or protects voting rights for more than 60,000 Oregonians

SALEM, OR — Secretary of State Dennis Richardson wants to maximize voter participation and access, while ensuring election integrity. He believes that every Oregonian who is eligible to vote should be able to vote. A new administrative rule and executive action … Continue reading

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Rep. Post champions Sudafed Rx Repeal

Representative Bill Post Testifies In Favor Of “Sudafed Rx Repeal” State Representative Bill Post, State Representative Bill Post (R-Keizer) testified before the House Health Care Committee in favor of House Bill 2128, which would make it easier to access certain … Continue reading

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Educational Choice: An Economic Development Catalyst for Urban Neighborhoods

By Kathryn Hickok A case study on urban renewal suggests that private and charter schools can act as positive drivers of economic development and neighborhood stability. The report, Renewing Our Cities, was produced by EdChoice, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting … Continue reading

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Help Oregon fight ISIS, terrorism

I am enlisting Oregonians in the fight against ISIS and terrorism By Jason Williams (Founder of Taxpayer Association of Oregon, OregonCatalyst, OregonWatchdog) Average Oregonians need to be engaged in this historic battle against terrorism, ISIS and in the Syrian war. … Continue reading

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The Buzzkills in Salem

I often joke with my friends about how whenever the Oregon Legislature goes into session it means your freedoms are at risk until Sine Die. Unfortunately recent events indicate that there are forces at work in the capitol building who … Continue reading

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Ad campaign fights Son of 97 gross receipts tax

Priority Oregon launches ad campaign against Son of Measure 97 gross receipts tax By Taxpayer Association of Oregon me> The Son of Measure 97 tax is back in many forms at the State Capitol.   Standing up for the voters who … Continue reading

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Executive Club 4/5: Sen. Tim Knopp

Keynote Speaker: Senator Tim Knopp on reforming PERS Executive  Club  Meeting 7:00 pm  •  Wed.  April 5th  •  Portland Airport Shilo Inn State Senator Tim Knopp is a native Oregonian who has lived in Central Oregon for almost 4 decades. For … Continue reading

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How Portland’s Inclusionary Zoning Policy Makes Development Less Affordable

By Lydia White The City of Portland’s inclusionary zoning* requirements have turned a once-gushing housing development market into sludge. This was predicted by nearly everyone outside the central planning bureaucratic bubble. In a rush to beat a February 1st deadline, … Continue reading

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Selling Bonds to Buy the Elliott State Forest Would Be a Breach of Fiduciary Trust

By John A. Charles, Jr. State Treasurer Tobias Read has announced that he is now prepared to support a plan being developed by Gov. Kate Brown to sell bonds that would “buy out” the Elliott State Forest from the Common … Continue reading

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The Oregon Legislature Should Act on Internet Privacy

Update: The headline and first paragraph have been updated to reflect additional information about the history of Senate Joint Resolution 34. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Congress have created a mess of Internet privacy law. This … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing in Oregon, Part Two: Where Do We Go From Here

  By Rep. Mike Nearman In a previous piece, I wrote on the causes of the affordable housing crisis in Oregon. Some of the causes can be directly addressed, such as when the Legislature has created a problem, as in … Continue reading

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