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Columbia River Crossing Boondoggle

February 19, 2013 by


Those who voted "yes" for the Oregon Columbia River Crossing (CRC) boondoggle on February 18, 2013 after listening to groups from all over the political spectrum state reason after reason why the public does not want the CRC in its current form. These folks still voted yes, and it goes forth, and we all get to pay. Start your letter writing/emailing/phone calling now:

Senator Jeff Kruse Comments On First Week Of Oregon Legislative Session

February 9, 2013 by


We are at the end of the first week of the Legislative Session, and it has been interesting. While each Session develops its own “personality” over time, for the most part they usually start out slow and build pace over time. The feeling and intensity in the building this week has made it feel like […]

Guest Post: Rep. Dennis Richardson – Oregon Budget Creation Process Begins for 2013-15

February 9, 2013 by


The State of Oregon budgets on a two-year “biennial” basis. The current State Budget for 2011-13 ends on June 30th.  The primary purpose for the current Legislative Session is to draft, vote on and pass the 2013-15 State Budget, which will begin July 1st.  In fact, although thousands of bills will be heard in Senate […]

Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson Celebrates Independence Day Like Barack Obama – Me, Me, Me, I, I, I, Send Me Back To Salem

July 4, 2012 by


This email just crossed our transom about 15 minutes ago. It really captures the spirit of Independence, the Founding Fathers and American Exceptionalism, doesn’t it? Anyone want to guess what party she belongs to? Dear Friends and Neighbors, Simply put, the most powerful thing in turning out the vote – and kicking up democracy this […]

Setting The Record Straight On Portland's Tow Trucks And Oregon's Senate

April 26, 2012 by


Recently, a theme has developed in the Portland metro area regarding supposedly predatory tow truck drivers. It just so happens that the owner of a couple of these tow services, Gary Coe, is running as a Republican for Oregon Senate District 14. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the industry is being smeared, and […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane With All Around Great Guy, Dave Hunt

April 16, 2012 by


[Cross posted from Common Sense Oregon] Dave Hunt knows something about Dysfunction Dave Hunt says he wants to fix a Clackamas County Commission that he calls “dysfunctional.” He wants to promote “greater citizen involvement” and “partner” with private sector businesses.  It all sounds grand – just what voters probably want to hear from someone running […]

NEW FEATURE: I Spy On Salem – Today's Minute

April 2, 2012 by


Today, we are launching a new feature. Each day, the folks at produce a one minute podcast. Good info, and it’s only one minute out of your life. Check it out! I Spy Minute April 2 2012 About the Show Do you ever get the feeling that things are just… not right? That government, […]