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Oregon Political News and Commentary

by NW Spotlight The Oregon State Legislature web site is now showing that “Legislative Organizational Days will begin Monday, January 12, 2015, and run through Wednesday January 14, 2015. During Organizational Days, members-elect are sworn in as legislators, bills are introduced, …

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by NW Spotlight An article in Governing Magazine this month, Democrats’ Future Looks Grim, talks about another facet of the crushing November 2014 Republican victories across the county. It’s a problem that will sound familiar to Oregon Republicans – but …

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Watch for Dem effort this year to eliminate the personal “kicker” tax refunds by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon taxpayers may receive a pleasant surprise in the form of an income tax “kicker” refund check, in the event that state revenues …

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For the past several months my columns have detailed the damaging activities of President Barack Obama during his presidency and have stated that he is unfit to serve in the high office of President of the United States. At the …

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by Lars Larson Sleazy politicians use holiday document dumps to get embarrassing information out of the way. So no surprise that administration of Governor John Kitzhaber chose the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to release information about his girlfriend’s illegal …

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Keynote: Jason Williams, Taxpayer Association Oregon Director Wed. Jan 7th, 7:00pm Shilo Inn Portland Airport, 11707 Northeast Airport Way Jason Williams will be sharing a forecast of the 2015 Legislature, Kitzhaber scandals & the latest tax threats. Williams will also …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland City Council seems determined to raise taxes to pay for street maintenance. But the City doesn’t have a revenue shortage problem; it has a spending misallocation problem, which continues to grow. The latest …

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by Dan Lucas The Portland Tribune ran an article a couple of days ago on the upcoming Oregon legislative session. It focused on Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton) starting his role as chairman of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee. The …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett Our nation’s founders were more apprehensive about creating an all-powerful central government than they were fearful of intervention by foreign states. For that reason, they created a federalist Constitution designed to check and balance the powers …

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by NW Spotlight As an analysis in the Washington Times noted on Sunday, “Republicans smashed the Democrats in the 2014 midterms.” Republicans have won control of the U.S. Senate, and so will now control both chambers of Congress. They increased …

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With the New Year approaching, I was hoping that we might be able to forget about the steady stream of lies, gaffes and ineptitudes by President Barack Obama that demonstrate his inability to lead the country. But Mr. Obama insists … Continu

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by Mike Nearman You’ll get a kick out of this The other day I stopped off at one of my favorite fast food places to grab a bite to eat.  It was getting close to payday and I had to … Continue reading →

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By Taxpayer Association Oregon OregonWatchdog.com If you love lower taxes & cherish liberty, there are two ways to help. Use your free Oregon Political Tax Credit.   Donations up to $50 person ($100 couple) are eligible for a tax credit and …

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By Kathryn Hickok A new report released by Cascade Policy Institute concludes that the public-private partnership Oregon Wave Energy Trust has failed to achieve a return on public investment. The Oregon Wave Energy Trust (OWET) is a nonprofit, public-private partnership …

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by NW Spotlight As 2014 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the ten most popular 2014 Oregon Catalyst stories. Counting down from number 10: 10. Are Oregon firearms background check records purged after 10 days? No – … Continue r

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by Dan Lucas Seventy years ago at this time the Allies were in a desperate fight to repulse Hitler’s last gasp offensive in Western Europe. From mid-December 1944 to late January 1945, American and other Allied forces fought in freezing … C

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett On the eve of the 2014 election, I had high expectations. I had hoped that the widely predicted national Republican wave would wash over Oregon and result in the kinds of leadership changes so desperately needed …

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By John A. Charles, Jr. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently issued a report describing the deteriorating condition of Oregon highways. The authors estimate that the cumulative cost to the state economy from poor roads will be $94 billion …

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by Aaron Moran Next year we’ll celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. There have been several major wars in the intervening decades – Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq – and countless smaller conflicts, but, thankfully, …

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by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon’s November quarterly economic forecast was made public last week. The report revealed that the state is continuing its slow recover from the Great Recession. Several Democrat state elected leaders issued glowing reports suggesting that happy …

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by NW Spotlight KOIN TV in Portland ran a rather astonishing story Tuesday night. The story was about a sex education conference held each year in Seaside, OR – the Adolescent Sexuality Conference. KOIN reported that children as young as …

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by NW Spotlight There is a Grimm’s Fairy Tale about a shoemaker who goes to bed and wakes up to find elves have finished his work for him. In Oregon politics, Democrat Chuck Riley is the shoemaker and Hillsboro-area Libertarians … Cont

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by NW Spotlight Nigel Jaquiss at Willamette Week is reporting that Terry Bean “was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy.” Bean “will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third …

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by NW Spotlight The White House is announcing that “tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system.” The Washington Post found yesterday that President Obama had …

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This article is not about the content of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or even the efficacy of government supervised universal healthcare. It is about the process used by President Barack Obama and his supporters in Congress to affect the … C

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by Dan Lucas I recently wrote an opinion piece for the Salem Statesman Journal and Oregon Catalyst on why people don’t trust the media. Over the weekend, a Statesman Journal reader wrote a letter in response to my opinion piece. … Continue reading

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By Matthew Hayes Amid this month’s election excitement, Arizonans overwhelmingly approved their “Right to Try” referendum, allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that have completed basic FDA safety testing but are still awaiting further approval. With seventy-eight percent …

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by Dan Lucas In a recent endorsement of Gov. Kitzhaber for a 4th term as Oregon Governor, the Statesman Journal Editorial Board wrote “A key example is how Kitzhaber worked with the Legislature to have a successful, bipartisan special session …

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By Taxpayer Association Oregon PAC The Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC has produced a special “small race” Voters Guide because these smaller nonpartisan races lack funds & media attention to adequately communicate with voters.  These races get ignored when they …

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By Steve Buckstein One can imagine that blacksmiths and buggy whip makers didn’t take kindly to the automobile revolution that started in the late 19th century. Those at risk of losing their horse-related jobs likely made the case for resisting …

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