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Sen. Richard Devlin Takes Issue with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s Budget

Sen. Richard Devlin Takes Issue with Gov. John Kitzhaber’s Budget

By Nigel Jaquiss
Willamette Week
Dec 16, 2014

 

Republicans surrendered two seats in the Oregon Senate in the November election and one in the Oregon House. That meant they gave up much of their ability to serve as …

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OLCC Names Tom Burns Oregon’s Weed Czar

OLCC Names Tom Burns Oregon’s Weed Czar

By Nigel Jaquiss
Willamette Week
Dec 16, 2014

 

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced this morning that Tom Burns will move from the Oregon Health Authority, where he was director of pharmacy programs and ran the state’s medical marijuana …

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Oregon Senate and House Leaders Appoint 2015 Committee Assignments

Oregon Senate and House Leaders Appoint 2015 Committee Assignments

Legislative News Releases
Dec 11, 2014

 

Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) today announced their respective committee assignments for the 2015 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will convene January 12-14 for an organizational session, which

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Judge Denies Restraining Order in GMO Labeling Recount

Judge Denies Restraining Order in GMO Labeling Recount

By Tracy Loew
Statesman Journal
Dec 10, 2014

 

Supporters of an Oregon measure that would require GMO food to be labeled were unsuccessful in getting a judge to block certification of election results.

Measure 92 lost by just 812 …

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National Spotlight

Senate Passes Bill Temporarily Renewing Tax Breaks

Senate Passes Bill Temporarily Renewing Tax Breaks

Dec 16, 2014

 

On Reid’s last night as leader, Senate approves a tax bill and several Obama nominees, but can’t finish a terrorism insurance measure.

Dozens of temporary tax breaks, including big ones for business

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Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

Ted Cruz Was Right, Again

By Matthew Vadum
American Thinker
Dec 16, 2014

 

The usual suspects are attacking Ted Cruz for doing his job.

Republicans and a chorus of conservative commentators are dumping on the sole conservative Republican senator from Texas because – the

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Sen. Coburn’s Farewell Warning: America is a Republic in Danger

Sen. Coburn’s Farewell Warning: America is a Republic in Danger

By Michael F. Haverluck
OneNewsNow.com
Dec 14, 2014

 

In his farewell speech, Republican Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn left his fellow United States Senators with a solemn tear-filled warning that the continued existence of America as a republic is in …

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Representative Walden Voted “Yes” on the Trillion-Dollar Cromnibus 2015 Spending Bill

Representative Walden Voted “Yes” on the Trillion-Dollar Cromnibus 2015 Spending Bill

By Russ Vought
Heritage Action for America
Dec 12, 2014

Vote Description

The $1.1 trillion, 1,603-page bill would fund most of the federal government through September 30, 2015 while extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until February …

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