Rep. Jodi Hack
Salem, OR – Wednesday, Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) announced plans to increase state government oversight and accountability with a legislative proposal to amend Oregon’s constitution to allow for impeachment procedures of the executive branch.
“Oregonians deserve the highest levels of transparency, oversight and accountability from their elected officials,” said Rep. Hack. “As we move forward from this unfortunate moment in our state’s history, we need to ensure that we have a bipartisan formal mechanism in place to maintain the integrity of the Governor’s Office. This proposal allows Oregonians to directly participate in strengthening the state’s ethics and oversight laws.” Continue reading
by Rep. Mike Nearman
I keep running into the corporate personhood bumper sticker. You know these people. They get enraged at the idea of a corporation as a person.
On February 11, 2015, the Oregon House voted on a bill to clarify what the meaning of a corporation is. The bill, carried by Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) substituted in a portion of the statutes the phrase “a party that is not a natural person” for the word “corporation” (36:24 in this video). Continue reading
Would you like to meet the man the media says could bring down ObamaCare? You’ll have that opportunity next Thursday evening, February 26, when Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute speaks in Portland.
Cannon is an architect of the legal strategy that could force the Obama Administration to follow the letter of its own Affordable Care Act and stop subsidizing insurance unless it is purchased through a state-established exchange. Cover Oregon was established by the state, but its website was so flawed that it couldn’t sign up a single person. Continue reading
Posted in Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Government Waste, Health & Human Services, Obamacare, Progressivism
Tagged Affordable Care Act, CATO Institute, John Kitzhaber, Michael Cannon, ObamaCare
by NW Spotlight
Portland, OR – KOIN TV on Tuesday did a follow-up story on their November 18, 2014, investigative report that exposed shocking details about the Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) held in Seaside, Oregon.
Since the November 2014 report, the head of the Oregon Department of Education sent a letter in December 2014 to Oregon school superintendents that claimed “the content delivered by the presenters at the 2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference was appropriate.”
KOIN literally had to chase down Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton in the state Capitol building to confront him about that. Some of the conference content deemed “appropriate” included teaching students to use interactive adult porn sites where they can act out a “pony play” fetish. Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
Nigel Jaquiss: Relying On An Old Man’s Money
Gold-digging – Before she started dating John Kitzhaber, Hayes got nearly $40K from a former PSU professor 46 years older than her
Nigel Jaquiss: What He Left Behind
More Kitzhaber-Hayes emails reveal extent of Cylvia Hayes drive for income & publicity and Kitzhaber’s staff’s discomfort with her crossing state ethics laws
Nigel Jaquiss: Hit the Delete Button
Kitzhaber staff DID seek to delete emails that were part of the public record; explanations given last week were not true Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
Democrat Kate Brown was sworn in this morning as the new Oregon Governor. She replaces fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber, who resigned amidst a cloud of federal and state investigations.
Brown had been serving as the Oregon Secretary of State.
Click here to read Gov. Brown’s address to Oregon after her swearing-in, where she talked about restoring the public’s trust.
SB 324 “scandal” bill behind Low Carbon Fuel scheme passes senate 17-13
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
Senate Bill 324 is the “scandal bill” because it is at the center of the Kitzhaber Cylvia Hayes scandal where the Governor’s first lady was paid $118,000 to promote the low carbon fuel program unlawfully as a public employee representative and did not report the income on her taxes. This is why SB 324 has been fast tracked through the process and rushing through the public hearing process.
Senate Bill 324 vote results. Continue reading