Multnomah GOP condemns racist attack on Menlo school

Multnomah County Republican Party Condemns Racist Attack On Menlo Park Elementary School By Multnomah County Republican Party, The Multnomah County Republican Party is saddened to learn that two men painted racist slurs on a Menlo Park Elementary School. “Only the … Continue reading

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Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich to Seek Re-Election

Notes Lane County’s Progress; Outlines Goals if Reelected Elmira, OR – Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich announced that he would be seeking a third, 4-year term on the Lane County Board of Commissioners for West Lane Position 1. Since Commissioner … Continue reading

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County sue-first plan ignores government’s opioid role

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Multnomah County filed a $250 million lawsuit in August against drug companies, distributors, and doctors. The county alleges a conspiracy to hide the danger of prescription pain pills in order to promote the widespread, … Continue reading

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Immigration: Could It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Wim de Vriend Recently, Eric Shierman wrote about the RAISE Act, a proposal by US Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue and favored by president Trump, to reduce immigration by half while making it more selective, by prioritizing the … Continue reading

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New gas tax puts Oregon as 5th highest

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon & Foundation Oregon lawmakers just passed $530 million in new vehicle and gas taxes.   Most Oregonians do not know the coming sticker shock and taxes that are heading their way. Here is what the $530 … Continue reading

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Voter Fraud Cases Referred for Criminal Prosecution

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson As Oregon’s chief election officer, my core mission is to maximize voter participation and access, while ensuring election integrity. My office is utilizing new technological tools that will improve election integrity. Through complex data matching … Continue reading

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New initiative clarifies state Constitution on tax, fee increases

Coalition of Oregon business and grassroots groups address abuse of three-fifths requirement on revenue raising legislation PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 13, 2017 – While Oregon’s Constitution requires a three-fifths vote of the legislature to enact legislation that raises state revenue, legislators … Continue reading

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Rock album foretell Gorge fire?

Random thoughts: Gorge fire, album cover, punishments for offenders. By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon Upon hiking the Gorge’s Eagle Creek a few months ago, I came upon hikers who shared the tale that Eagle Creek’s Punch Bowl Falls … Continue reading

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Remember 9/11: Final phone message

By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon In remembrance of 9/11 today, I leave behind this meme I found of the last words of 9/11 victim, Brian Sweeney, who was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175.  This is his … Continue reading

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Rep. Knute Buehler: PERS crisis hurts our schools

By State Representative Knute Buehler This month, Oregon students and teachers begin returning to one of the better funded public education systems in the country. The National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union, estimates Oregon’s spending per student in 2017 … Continue reading

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Rep. Werner Reschke Urges Repeal Senate Bill 719

By Representative E. Werner Reschke >> Visit www.repeal719.com for more details. << Our system of government is both unique and powerful with “We The People” being in charge. This is a captivating concept where the people in the United States of … Continue reading

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Executive Club 9/6 — Unveiling Governments Bets Kept Secrets

How posting all public spending online is uncovering government’s best kept secrets By speaker Adam Andrzejewski, Founder Open the books and Forbes writer Wed. Sept 6th 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way Event is free – $20 … Continue reading

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Exec-Club 9/6 — Unveiling Governments Best Kept Secrets

How posting all public spending online is uncovering government’s best kept secrets  By speaker Adam Andrzejewski, Founder Open the books and Forbes writer Wed. Sept 6th 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way Event is free – $20 … Continue reading

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Calculate your Kicker Income Tax Refund

Taxpayers win as the Oregon Income Tax Refund Kicker will officially kick this year By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Good news for taxpayers as the state announced that the Oregon economy boomed so much that the State took in $464 … Continue reading

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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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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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Esquivel: Knute Buehler is the Leader Oregon Needs

By Representative Sal Esquivel My friend and colleague Knute Buehler has a well-deserved reputation for having an independent-streak and achieving bipartisan results in the Oregon House. As Knute frequently says, he likes to look beyond the narrow labels that too … Continue reading

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Oregon Secretary of State Implements “Open Checkbook” Policy

By Dennis Richardson — Oregon Secretary of State One of my key commitments to Oregonians is accountability for how we spend your state tax dollars. The people of Oregon who pay the bills have a right to know how their … Continue reading

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