Gov. Kate Brown approves $190 a year electricity hike

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Oregon Senate Republicans

So-called ‘Coal to Clean’ plan won’t even reduce carbon emissions in Oregon

Salem, Ore. – Senate Republicans issued the following statement on Wednesday following the signing of SB 1547, an expensive new renewable energy mandate, by Governor Kate Brown in Portland: “Today, Governor Brown gave her stamp of approval to a new renewable energy mandate that will cost residential electricity customers in Oregon $190 more each year until 2040,” said Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). Continue reading

Posted by at 08:45 | Posted in Energy, Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 1 Comment

Oregon Poll: Trump takes lead

polldataBy Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC,

The Hoffman Group & Oregon Family Council released a new poll of 550+ Oregon voters this week showing strong backing for Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Question: The Republican Primary Election for President of the United States were held today, would you vote for John Kasich, Ted Cruz, or Donald Trump?

Donald Trump – 43%
Ted Cruz – 26%
John Kasich – 17%
Undecided – 13% Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Who’s winning Oregon’s Presidential $$$ race?

Who’s winning Oregon’s money race?
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton , Bernie Sanders?

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC
OregonWatchdog

We looked at the total donations and number of donors for each of the Presidential candidates coming from Oregon.  This data is just a large snap shot sample (of the total amounts) with limitations.  Our sample results are very illuminating.

The total Oregon donation shows that Ted Cruz has been effectively working Oregon, almost better than all the Presidential candidates combined.

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Posted by at 04:59 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Full Employment Act of 2016: Dealing with Cheats

Right From the Start

Right From the Start

I like to think of myself as a rational human being. But there are a few things that drive me to irrationality simply by their frequency, duration, and in-your-face public display. In this case we are talking about the abuse of handicapped plates and stickers. (Okay, the other two are Justin Beiber and “the electric slide.”) I have written about this before and will probably write about it again.

There is nothing that drives me nuts more than watching a three-quarter ton pickup that needs a step ladder to enter and exit pull into a handicapped spot at Costco and then watch a twenty-something sprite dressed in cutoffs and a halter leap from the driver’s seat and race in to pick up a couple more cases of beer for “the boyfriend” who is waiting with his speed boat down at the river. It and other abuses are so frequent that I have even stopped people in the parking lot and asked them if they are handicapped. Invariably, there is an embarrassed reply that the car/pickup/van is “owned by John’s uncle or Sarah’s grandmother, or Bill’s cousin – none of whom are ever present or being transported. Or there is the belligerent response – “none of your effing business” – usually delivered by some hulk who looks like an interior lineman gone to seed. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Government Abuse, Liberalism, Portland, Progressivism, Satire | 5 Comments

Taxpayer Endorsement: Alley, Richardson, Carpenter

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC
OregonWatchdog.com

The Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC is endorsing these statewide candidates:

Oregon Governor: Allen Alley
Oregon Secretary of State: Dennis Richardson
United States Senate: Sam Carpenter Continue reading

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Today is last day to register to vote in Oregon Primary

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Oregon Ballot

by NW Spotlight

KATU is reporting the “deadline for Oregonians to register to vote or change your political party online is 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Any registration cards must be postmarked by Tuesday.”

KATU further notes “People can also take care of registration at their local county elections offices, and many are open until 5 p.m.” and that “Oregon has closed party elections, meaning if you want to vote for a particular president, candidate, governor or any other partisan office, you have to choose that political party. Unaffiliated voters cannot vote in Democratic or Republican primary races – only on issues or other non-partisan offices.” Continue reading

Posted by at 06:54 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Flexibility Is Key: The Next Generation of Parental Choice Solutions

CascadeNewLogoBy Kathryn Hickok

Families in five states now have access to a special program called Educational Savings Accounts.

Educational Savings Accounts, or ESAs, allow parents to take money the state otherwise would spend on their children in the public system and put it on a restricted use debit card. Parents can spend this money on a wide variety of approved educational options, including private school, individual tutoring, online classes, and other services. Any money not used is rolled over for parents to spend in the future.

The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice surveyed Arizona families to see how they are choosing to spend the resources allocated for their kids. The survey found that more than a third of participating families used ESAs for multiple educational purposes, not just private school tuition. It also found that families saved a significant amount of their ESA money for future expenses. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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