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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 Citylab.com: https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/06/oregons-hb-2007-would-preempt-cities-zoning-rights/528612/ HB 2007 can be found here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2007   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

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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

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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

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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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Democrats Illegally Breach Constitution with Lawless $22.8M Tax Hike

Posted on May 31, 2017 by rleblanc

SALEM, Ore.-State law proved to be no match for Senate Democrat's desire to illegally pass a $22.8 million tax hike today. Senate Bill 28 will spike taxes at least $22.8 million in the two upcoming budget cycles. In 1996, Oregonians approved Ballot Measure 95, now Article IV, Section 25, to mandate tax increases receive a three-fifths vote of all members in the Legislature. Article IV, Section 18 of the Oregon Constitution requires tax hike bills to start in the House of

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