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Citizens Opportunity to Make Law

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Citizens Opportunity to Make Law
The 2015 session of the Oregon Legislature concluded in early July 2015. During that session Oregon senators and representatives passed laws that were signed by our governor, Kate Brown. Now, those statutory laws will be implemented by Oregon Administrative Rules, which are being written. During [...]

Gavel Down

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Gavel Down
Two weeks after “gavel down”, I’m still watching the news reports, reading the opinion pieces from the pundits, taking in everyone’s perspective on the good and the bad that was the session.There are, among the various viewpoints, a few important consistencies worth noting. Regardless of you [...]

Christmas Wishes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Christmas Wishes
Blogging through the Season! It is hard to believe but it is the Christmas season again. The elections are over and it is time to rejoice in our friends and relatives. Maybe it’s me, but things just seem to be speeding up. I find that I don’t have the time to pay attention to [...]

Post Election Thoughts

Monday, November 10, 2014
Post Election Thoughts
Republicans seize control of both U.S. Senate and House. Mitch McConnell, 72 years old is poised to be the Majority leader of the Senate with a possible 54-46 majority if the remaining two undecided races fall in the Republicans favor. John Boehner will likely remain Speaker of the House with a  [...]

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