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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Opposes Election Manipulation

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 by rleblanc

I need your help. The Oregon House Rules Committee will soon vote on an amendment to institute a special election next January. This special election will waste millions of your tax dollars will suppress voter turnout, and will keep voters in the dark. As Oregon's chief elections officer, I take seriously my responsibility to ensure a fair election process and encourage maximum citizen participation in our democracy. I strongly believe that the A7 amendment


Opinion: HB2007 will attack local land use control from your city

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 by rleblanc

Stand up for local control. By Mark Fitz: HB2007 will attack local land use control from your city. Source HB 2007 can be found here:   Oregon has extremely high housing costs. This is due to our top down land use system that locks up plenty of willing housing providers while forcing


Opinion: Democrats Declare Emergency, Again!

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 by rleblanc

Democrats Declare Emergency, Again!! Submitted by Ron Le Blanc. Over the past several legislative sessions, there has been more than an increase, but an abuse of the "Emergency Clause" attached to proposed bills. The Emergency Clause is permitted under the Oregon Constitution, but with a single restriction: the raising of revenue. Section 28 of the Oregon Constitution prescribes when an Act takes effect: “No act shall take effect, until ninety days from the


ORP: Democrat Governor Kate Brown Hides Information From The Public While Touting Transparency

Posted on Jun 10, 2017 by rleblanc

Democrat governor Kate Brown is taking even more heat this week for her administration's alarming lack of transparency. A new report by The Oregonian reveals that Brown attempted to redact and conceal;contradictions in Brown's reasoning for firing the appointees. Her office attempted to delete key information before responding to a records request by the paper. The information would have remained a secret if another department had not released


Mayor Wheeler Cancels Free Speech - Oregon GOP Responds

Posted on May 31, 2017 by rleblanc

Wilsonville, OR - The Oregon Republican Party issued the following statement from Chairman Bill Currier in reaction to Portland Mayor Wheeler's attempt to ban political demonstrations whose message he doesn't favor, as well as other statements and events this past weekend. We do not want to see violence of any kind in Portland - by anyone - against anyone, stated Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier. What we do want to see is peaceful free speech and free


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