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Oregon Political News and Commentary

By Reagan Knopp Note from the Editor: On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is the text of the speech President Reagan gave at that bill signing. Mrs. King, members of the …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. For the past 18 months, the Oregon Land Board has been working to sell the Elliott State Forest. The decision to seek buyers was based on the fact that the Elliott is losing money, and … Continue reading →

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By Eric Shierman  Just over two years ago Jason Tell, then a regional manager for the Oregon Department of Transportation, warned the SW Corridor Light Rail Project Steering Committee that their work could turn out to be as costly as the …

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon – Please email, Facebook, Tweet & share this post. – Below is a list of the many resignations over a short period of time due to either scandals or questionable timings. DEQ DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR “Director …

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By Jacob Vandever  This past week Kate Brown was inaugurated as Governor of the State of Oregon. The Governor’s speech which followed her swearing in, if acted upon, could signal some moves in the right direction. By focusing a major … Continue reading

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I’ve told this story before but it is worth repeating.  Last spring a census taker appeared at our door to conduct an “interim” census in order to boost federal welfare spending in our area.  It was one of those days … Continue reading ͛

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon It has recently come to our attention that Clatsop County commissioners are preparing to flush $12 million taxpayer dollars down the toilet. In 2016, Linn County initiated a class-action lawsuit against the State of Oregon …

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–The unintended negative effects of raising minimum wage rates By Randall Pozdena and Steve Buckstein President-elect Donald Trump has nominated the CEO of one of the nation’s largest fast food chains to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor. The food preparation …

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By Reagan Knopp Jeanie Lindsay for NW News Network: Lt. Gov.-elect Cyrus Habib is among five statewide elected officials set to take office in Washington next week. He also happens to be blind. On Thursday, Habib tested out a newly-installed …

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By NW Spotlight  PORTLAND, OR. — At his first public appearance since his Oath of Office, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson will officially welcome newly naturalized citizens and congratulate them on becoming Americans. The ceremony takes place on Friday, …

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By Eric Shierman  My how things have changed since I last wrote a piece for the Oregon Catalyst in 2013. I’ve been busy with graduate school for the past couple of years, and as I attended the Executive Club last Wednesday, … Continue read

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I am really excited for my debut article here on Oregon Catalyst. For those of you who don’t know me let me briefly introduce myself. My name is Jacob Vandever, I grew up in rural eastern Oregon, attended school at … Continue reading →

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What is the worth of a public employees union? Well not much these days according to the actions of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU announced last week that its members must be prepared for a thirty percent (30%) … Conti

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Bradley J. Nicholson, Speaker Oregon Executive Club Wed. Jan 4th, 7:00 Portland Airport Shilo Inn 11707 Northeast Airport Way, Portland . Bradley J. Nicholson is now retired after an impressive career, beginning with a B.A. in history at Reed College …

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After reports of an undisclosed conflict of interest involving Governor Kate Brown’s chief of staff, Kristen Leonard, the Governor announced today that Leonard has resigned. Gov. Kate Brown announces chief of staff’s abrupt departure after WW reports on potential conflicts of interest. …

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Hillary Borrud for The Oregonian: Brown’s skepticism about putting the ombudsman in the Secretary of State’s office appears to be a somewhat recent development. … “We started with the secretary of state, but that didn’t end up feeling like — …

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By Randal O’Toole The housing affordability crisis is turning Portland, already one of the whitest cities in America, into one that is even whiter. Census data indicate that, between 2010 and 2014, the number of whites living in the city … Cont

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All of us here at Oregon Catalyst wish you and yours a wonderful 2017!

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By Reagan Knopp A diverse group of Republican lawmakers and party activists from across the state gathered in the Senate Chamber of the Oregon State Capitol on Friday for a truly historic event. Public seating was standing room only and spilled …

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By Oregon Senate Republicans SALEM- State Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Central Oregon, and state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, announced today they are declining the governor’s unilaterally directed 2.75 percent legislative salary increase. “Establishment politicians have said Oregon has a budget crisis. …

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By Reagan Knopp  Hillary Borrud for The Oregonian: In social media posts and statements, Republicans cast House Speaker Tina Kotek’s decision to eliminate the House Committee on Rural Communities, Land Use and Water next year – a committee Kotek created …

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Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC, Use your free Oregon Political Tax Credit to help us win the big tax fight. This year we fought against Measure 97 and we endorsed over 100 candidates. If you do not use it you … Continue reading

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Enjoy our best homemade political cartoons of 2016! By Taxpayer Association of Oregon This cartoon we designed showcased the true story of Gov. Brown blocking public records requests with high fees and long delays. The cartoon was seen by 14,000 …

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It was Christmas Day this past Sunday and amidst all of the turmoil in the world, Christians stopped to pray and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  We are Roman Catholics and it is our belief that Jesus is the … Continue reading →

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Dear Readers Thank you so much for your dedication in following the Oregon Catalyst over the past 11 years. When it first appeared on the scene, Catalyst was one of many Oregon political blogs. Over the past decade, most of … Continue readi

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Share the laughter…Please email, Tweet, Facebook this cartoon.  Or make a donation Oregon Governor Kate Brown has looked at one of the most generous and expensive government pension problems and decided that there is nothing …

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By Allison Coleman Last month, Portland-area voters approved Ballot Measure 26-178, which imposes a five-year property tax that will generate $80 million dollars for Metro to maintain parks owned by the agency. On the surface, this seems like a wonderful …

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by Dan Lucas Beginning in January, Oregon Catalyst will have a new chief editor: Reagan Knopp. Please join me in welcoming Reagan! Reagan is a conservative political consultant and activist specializing in digital campaign strategy and fundraising. He has a …

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Office of the House Speaker SALEM – Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D – N/NE Portland) announced Wednesday House committee assignments for the 2017 Legislative Session. Before making these assignments, Speaker Kotek met with every returning and incoming member of …

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