Legislature Poised to Take Action on Republican Priorities

From a joint press release from House and Senate Republicans

House and Senate Republican leaders said today they’re pleased the Legislature is on track to advance Republican priorities during the 2008 special session. Although a clear agenda or list of priorities has not been discussed by legislative Democrats, several Republican priorities are now in the works following bill draft deadlines in both the House and Senate.

“Republican ideals are becoming the agenda for the February session, proving that we are more in tune with the wants and needs of average Oregonians” said Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). “Republicans are here to do the people’s business.”

Though several priorities have attracted bipartisan support, Democrats have not yet acted on Republican priorities to provide 24-hour Oregon State Police coverage, fund Oregon Project Independence for seniors, or to restore funding to the “Big Look Commission.”

“The Legislature in February will have an opportunity to pass important measures, such as eliminating wasteful spending and securing Oregon’s drivers licenses,” said House Republican Leader Bruce Hanna (R-Roseburg). “Unfortunately, we’re still no closer to putting more Troopers on our highways or sustaining a program allowing seniors to receive care in their own homes. We hope Democrats will join us in addressing these issues for Oregonians.”

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  • Jerry

    It is a sad, sad day in Oregon when we have to fight left-wing wack-job dems just to get 24 hour state police coverage.
    Can anyone explain to me why dems don’t want a safe state? Maybe none of them travel at night. I don’t know. Maybe they really are wacked out.
    Something is wrong. Very wrong.

    • Anonymous

      They don’t want a safe state because they wouldn’t have anything to threaten us with to satisfy their insatiable appetites for money.

  • Anon

    You guys are nuts.

    It’s the DEMOCRATS who finally restored funding to add back 100 Oregon State Troopers after REPUBLICANS cut them in half over the last 16 years. Hello! Is anyone paying attention? At least the majority of voters are paying attention and gave us a new legislative majority this year.

  • Jerry

    Anon – we are not nuts. 100 was never enough, it still is not enough, and all from both parties should be ashamed at their duplicitous dereliction of duty.
    The state troopers need a 300 – 400 increase just to hold their own.

    What a sad, pathetic, lousy joke.

    By the way, your name-calling doesn’t help any – but, hey, libs and dems are good at that sort of thing. Don’t face the problem or the facts – just impune others while you merrily ignore reality.

    How is that working for you??

    • eagle eue

      Uh, Jerry, you seem to be about the biggest name-caller around!

  • Jerry

    I don’t think so. My adjectives are accurate. People just don’t want to accept the truth.
    I try to be civil, though, at all times.
    It just seemed that you crossed the line a bit with the “nuts” stuff. That is sure to offend.
    Merry Christmas to you, though, as it ’tis the season!!

    • eagle eye

      Ah, when you call names, it’s just telling it like it is. I got it.

  • Gullyborg

    Maybe I am looking at this the wrong way, but do we NEED more state troopers?

    Why don’t we guarantee funding for state troopers and take “ticket writing” as a means of financing off the table, then encourage the state police to actually prevent and solve crimes instead of patrolling I-5 and I-84 looking for revenue?

    We live in too much of a nanny-state as it is. We don’t need 100 more troopers writing tickets.

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