You mean raising taxes and driving businesses out of the state actually made revenues DECREASE? *Head slap* Who could see THAT one coming?
When will they ever learn their lesson?
From the Oregonian:
Shock waves from the recession continue to wreak havoc in Oregon, punching a big hole in the state budget and prompting Gov. Ted Kulongoski to o [...]
Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Oregon Democrats once again flaunt their ignorance of the basic principles of economics.
They passed Measures 66 & 67, which has driven away taxpaying businesses and jobs for taxpaying employees. Now they wonder why their revenues are down, why schools are facing serious budget shortfalls, and why essent [...]
Now they’re emasculating our police force!
“I believe we are peacekeepers, not law enforcement, and that’s my goal.”
Why doesn’t he just come out and say, “Attention criminals, our ‘peacekeepers’ will no longer be using lethal force against you, so have a nice day (and please, pretty please, don’t shoot)!& [...]
“Players make decisions about GHG-emitting behaviors and consider how to budget a fair share of “carbon emissions”. What exactly do they consider your “fair share”? Whatever the government decides???
Western Institute for Study of the Environment Commentary reports:
Propagandizing your kids with your tax dollars, courtesy [...]
We can thank Measures 66 & 67 for this year’s plumment in our state’s business climate.
From the Oregon House Republicans:
“In Chief Executive’s annual survey of best and worst states for business, conducted in late January of this year, 651 CEOs across the U.S. again gave Texas top honors, closely followed by North Carolina, [...]
If those positive developments lead to a new long-term contract, the port slowdown that has plagued 29 West Coast ports since Halloween could be moving toward an end. Terminal operators and shipping lines have been without a contract with the Longshore union since July 1. The post Negotiations Logjam Over Longshore Contract May Be Breaking Up appeared first
House Transportation Chair Judy Clibborn says the real sticking point remains the mix of projects. Republicans want more money spent on highways and congestion relief, while Democrats are pushing for more transit, bike and multi-modal projects The post Why Prospects for a Transportation Package are Looking Up appeared first on Washington State Wire.
GOP budget writer Sen. Andy Hill makes no bones about it: He doesn’t consider $440 million in state-employee raises an essential part of the 2015-17 budget. House budget writer Ross Hunter says Hill wouldn’t get the votes to pass without the raises. The post GOP Still Critical of State Employee Pay Raises appeared first on Washington State Wire.
Guest: JUST ME! Japanese Hostage Crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izPbmnVmCnA The Islamic State released a video of two Japanese hostages, Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa. In a break from previous ISIS messages, the terrorists announced a 72-hour deadline to receive a $200 million ransom. While announcing a deadline is new to ISIS, the request for ranso
1) ISIS released a new video of Japanese hostage, Kenji Goto, late yesterday. The audio is reportedly spoken by Goto, in English. Goto says that Islamic State will execute him and Muadh al-Kasasbeh, a Jordanian pilot, unless Jordan releases the terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi in the next 24 hours. A campaign for Goto, to raise awareness and show solidarity … Con
1) Kurds fighting in Syria have retaken the strategic town of Kobani from ISIS. Syrian President Bashar Assad told U.S. journalists he would be willing to cooperate with any country trying to defeat the Islamic State, including the U.S (a change in his previous position). Meanwhile, non-essential opposition members have met with the Syrian government … Conti
During his recent trip to India President Obama committed to helping the country fight obesity. Despite a UNICEF survey that found over 30 percent of Indian children under the age of 5 were underweight the president said he would partner with India to fight obesity there.
Senate Republicans hope to use their new majority to rein in President Obama’s National Labor Relations Board. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and labor committee chairman Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.) introduced the NLRB Reform Act on Wednesday to add an additional member to the federal labor arbiter, which oversees union elections and labor
Self-driving cars could “make congestion dramatically worse,” warns a headline in the Atlantic‘s CityLab. Simulations show that, if just 25 percent of cars on the road are self-driving, the article says, there will be a lot more delays at intersections. It’s not surprising that the transit crowd would want to try to discredit the idea […]
With its “vibrant mix of residential, retail, commercial and green space,” Arlington County, Virginia is exactly where a lot of Millennials in the Washington DC area would like to live–at least according to one such Millennial named Harrison Godfrey. However, many can’t, as the median home price is $550,000, which is far more than two […]
To stop climate change, Al Gore wants to spend a mere $90 trillion rebuilding all of the world’s cities so that everyone is living in such high-density neighborhoods that they don’t need cars. While a few curmudgeonly types might think that $90 trillion sounds like a lot of money, it really isn’t, say Gore and […]