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OLCC Wants Peace Officers for Pot Enforcement

OLCC Wants Peace Officers for Pot Enforcement

Jan 30, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission voted Friday to ask the Legislature for some kind of peace officer authority in order to adequately enforce the rules under Measure 91, which legalizes …

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Republicans Call On House Speaker and Senate President To Suspend Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discussion From Session Calendar

Republicans Call On House Speaker and Senate President To Suspend Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discussion From Session Calendar

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Jan 30, 2015
Legislature Should Not Move Forward With Policy To Raise Costs For Oregon Families During Ethics Investigation
Salem, OR–Legislative Republican leaders today called for House Speaker Tina

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Lawmakers Appear Headed for a Fight Over Gas Tax

Lawmakers Appear Headed for a Fight Over Gas Tax

By Hannah Hoffman
Statesman Journal
Jan 27, 2015

 

The Oregon Legislature appeared primed for a nasty fight over a transportation package as leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives outlined their positions Tuesday.

Both Democrats and Republicans said …

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Gun Control Group Pushing for Expanded Background Checks Turns Attention to Oregon

Gun Control Group Pushing for Expanded Background Checks Turns Attention to Oregon

By The Associated Press
Jan 24, 2015

 

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a …

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National Spotlight

Obama Budget Proposal Would Boost Spending Beyond ‘Sequestration’ Caps

Obama Budget Proposal Would Boost Spending Beyond ‘Sequestration’ Caps

Jan 29, 2015

 

President Obama will present a federal budget proposal on Monday that would exceed restrictive spending caps mandated by Congress four years ago and propose new capital gains and …

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Senate Votes to Build Keystone, Defying Veto Threat from Obama

Senate Votes to Build Keystone, Defying Veto Threat from Obama

By Laura Barron-Lopez
The Hill
Jan 29, 2015

 

The Senate on Thursday voted 62-36 to build the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, delivering Republicans the first legislative victory of their new majority.

Nine Democrats joined with Republicans in voting …

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Immigration Officers Union Attacks McCaul Border Bill H.R. 399

Immigration Officers Union Attacks McCaul Border Bill H.R. 399

By Caroline May
Breitbart
Jan 23, 2015

 

The president of the union representing 12,000 officers and employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is attacking House Republicans’ upcoming border legislation for not dealing with immigration fraud.

The leaders …

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The State of the Union is… Not Strong

The State of the Union is… Not Strong

Daniel J. Mitchell
Townhall
Jan 22, 2015

 

Watching politicians give speeches, such as Obama’s State of the Union address, is an occupational hazard when you work at a think tank.

Which is why, in the past, I’ve heartily recommended …

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