Not forgetting the three who died in Charlottesville

By Jason Williams, The Charlottesville death of Heather Heyer represents a threat to our right to protest from violence, and the troopers (H.Jay Cullen, Berke M.M. Bates) represent our rights to be protected from political harassment and violence.    Trump and … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate leadership stands together against hate, violence

SALEM, Ore.-Sens. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, and Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, released the following statement in response to the recent wave of violence:   “There is no place for hate, violence and intolerance in our state or anywhere … Continue reading

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Policing The Movement

I am a big tent Republican.  I want a Republican party that has room for social conservatives, libertarians, moderates, populists, hawks, doves, and anyone else who wants to join the fight for limited government. For me, winning converts is a … Continue reading

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Portland’s latest attempt to centrally plan transportation patterns is backfiring

By Jessica Miller Portland has a longstanding history of attempting to socially engineer people’s transportation patterns, and the “Better Naito” project is no different. In 2015, a group of students from Portland State University created the idea of “Better Naito” … Continue reading

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Ex-White Supremacist story a good response to Charlottesville violence

Responding to Charlottesville shocking car attack with a message from a ex-white supremacist. By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon The violence is still fresh and the details are still coming in on Saturdays violence at a White Supremacist rally … Continue reading

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Rep. Sal Esquivel on Governor betrayal

By Representative Sal Esquivel “Governor Brown will also veto appropriations outlined in Section 4 for the Holly Theater, Harry and David Ballpark, and Bradshaw Drop Irrigation project in Medford.“The cornerstone of all negotiations whether they occur in a public or … Continue reading

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Oregon Republican’s 2018 Opportunity That No One is Talking About

I’m going to be honest, I don’t really know much about what the Oregon Labor Commissioner actually does. That being said, I do know that the upcoming election for head of the Bureau of Labor and Industries is the best … Continue reading

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Cascade Policy Institute Endorses Referendum 301 to Stop New Health Care Taxes on Oregonians

The Cascade Policy Institute Board of Directors has voted to support State Referendum 301 which seeks to refer certain taxes approved in House Bill 2391 to the November 6, 2018 General Election ballot (unless the date is changed to January … Continue reading

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3 Modest Proposals For Fixing Oregon

While partisan issues are important, they already get a lot of attention in our politics today, but right now I want to talk about three structural changes we can make to improve the public policy process here in our beloved … Continue reading

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Knute Buehler Announces Run for Governor

By Knute for Governor Press Release, I love Oregon – its natural beauty, sometimes quirky culture and our generous, independent-minded people. And while Oregon has a proud legacy, under Kate Brown, Oregon is falling behind and too many Oregonians have … Continue reading

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Eleven years after Milton Friedman

By Steve Buckstein One of the greatest minds of our era passed away in November 2006. Today would have marked his 105th birthday. Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize for Economics; but it was his ability to relate complex economic … Continue reading

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A Taste of Crony Capitalism in the Craft Beer Industry

Join Lydia White: When: Wednesday, August 16, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Portland Brewing Company Taproom, 2730 Northwest 31st Avenue, Portland Cost: Free! Do you love freedom? Do you want to spread liberty in your community? Join the brand-new America’s … Continue reading

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Freedom Foundation helps 40 percent of Oregon caregivers escape union’s clutches

SALEM, Ore. – Less than a year ago, on the first anniversary of the Freedom Foundation’s expansion into the Oregon market, SEIU 503 issued a press release dismissing the organization’s impact in the state. “Since they have been in Oregon, … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Announces Voter Privacy Policy Change

  SALEM, OR —On June 28, 2017, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested publicly available voter registration information from all 50 states. Secretary Dennis Richardson responded to the Commission with a letter explaining the statutory requirements that apply … Continue reading

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Oregon GOP Files Campaign Finance Complaint Against SEIU

  Requesting Investigation into $11M of Disclosure Violations Complaint to AG Rosenblum and SoS Richardson mirrors lawsuit filed by Washington AG against SEIU’s Washington State Council for failure to report individual member contributions Wilsonville, OR – Today, Bill Currier, Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Why Republicans are at a Disadvantage Repealing Obamacare

In the wake of the GOP Congress’ failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, I think it would be worth taking some time to look at the politics of health care. I for one would argue … Continue reading

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Let Parents Wield School Spending Power

By Kathryn Hickok Are we missing the trees for the forest in Oregon school funding and education reform debates? Media reports, school districts, and political leaders usually focus on the big picture: reaching a 100% high school graduation rate so … Continue reading

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Sen. Linthicum: Numbers show Oregon’s failed budget

By Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum, A well-balanced, realistic policy-making approach could pave the way toward long term fiscal solvency and achieve investment goals for Oregon’s future. As I entered my first legislative session, I anticipated Democrats and Republicans would … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Symbolism

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last week Governor Kate Brown gave a speech to Portland activists promising to secure carbon-pricing legislation in next year’s one-month legislative session. A few days later, she met with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and urged … Continue reading

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Oregon’s new minimum wage law will hurt the people it aims to help

By Lydia White Just prior to Oregon’s July 1 minimum wage* increase from $9.75 to $11.25 (Portland Metro Area), a team of researchers from the University of Washington produced a study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, that … Continue reading

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