From the Oregon House Republicans:
While a number of bills will become law on January 1, 2008, Democrats would like Oregonians to forget the much-needed reforms they killed in 2007, which include:
HB 2550 6/20/07-House Democrats voted to kill the Republican plan to hire a legislative auditor to review the performance of state agencies and increase fiscal responsibility in state government.
HB 2613 6/19/07-House Democrats voted to kill bipartisan Chalkboard Project legislation to require independent state audits of school district finances.
HB 3427 6/19/07-House Democrats voted to kill legislation requiring that 65 cents of every education dollar be spent on classroom instruction.
HB 3535 5/8/07-House Democrats voted to kill the Republican plan to dedicate General Fund resources to the Oregon State Police, at funding levels to provide 24/7 Trooper coverage.
HB 3429 5/23/07-House Democrats voted to kill legislation to crack down on career criminals who repeatedly victimize Oregonians through property crime, ID theft and auto theft.
SB 465 6/25/07-House Democrats voted to kill legislation to protect consumers and businesses from employees under the influence of medical marijuana.
HB 2861 5/21/07-House Democrats voted to kill legislation to keep sex offenders out of communities without 24/7 police coverage.
“House Republicans will continue to fight for these much-needed reforms,” said House Republican Leader Bruce Hanna (R-Roseburg). “Oregonians shouldn’t have to wait two more years for education reform, 24/7 State Police coverage and other important public safety solutions.”