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Posts tagged Columbia River Crossing

Lulz: Oregon Tea Party Smacks John Kitzhaber While He’s Down

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I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. h/t Oregon Tea Party. Apologies to John Kitzhaber and David Wu #sorrynotsorry Like this:Like Loading…

Democrat Townhall Shuts Down Gun Debate

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An eastside Portland townhall put on by state Senator Rod Monroe and state Representatives Jeff Reardon and Jessica Vega Pederson falls apart as they stop taking questions from pro-gun supporters, and they waffle on answering the few questions that had been asked. Mr. Monroe and Mr. Reardon are both sponsors of Oregon’s HB 3200, which […]

$3.4-billion bridge project so far fails to clear opposition, political wrangling « Watchdog.org

OVER TROUBLED WATERS? Both Washington and Oregon state legislatures are considering spending $450 million to replace the I-5 bridge from Portland to Vancouver By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog SALEM — Washington and Oregon would pay as much as $450 million apiece for a massive bridge and light rail project connecting Portland, Ore., to Vancouver, […]

Ben Unger: Voice For The Working Class, Or Voice Of Rhetoric

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In the just released video Ben Unger addressing the Bus Project kids, Mr. Unger makes several claims and proposals. Let’s examine the video: First off, he says we should vote for him so he’ll go down and fight for better funding and lower class sizes. According to this site, http://www.teachersalaryinfo.com/oregon/teacher-salary-in-hillsboro-school-district-1j/ , the student to teacher […]

Expedition, Hah!

Over the weekend, local media swooned with joy over the news that Barky was  “jump-starting” the long-stalled “Columbia River Crossing” (the proposed new I-5 bridge). Governor Retread and Governor (“Look! We found some more ballots!”) Gregoire issued a joint press release, breathlessly touting the President’s pre-election support while repeating classic mythology: The Interstate 5 bridge structures […]

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  • Hirst could be the tipping point for state’s endangered rural Democrats June 22, 2017
    For all the enthusiasm I hear from my party about saving endangered species, I wish there was a little more sympathy for the most endangered creature of all – the Democrat who represents a rural district. There aren’t many of us left, and the way things are going this year, our line may die out […]
  • Budget stalemate puts state’s financial reputation at risk June 21, 2017
    It takes a lot of time and dedication to build a good reputation but it takes only one bad choice to destroy it in an instant. As state treasurer, I carry this lesson with me every day as I work with other state officials and dedicated treasury staff to manage our state’s finances in a […]
  • Wire Poll on Mayor Race, Re-Wire Policy Conference, Government shutdown June 21, 2017
    We have poll results out from our first Wire Poll, and some suggested topics to share for this fall’s first Re-Wire Policy Conference. So, while summer is just days away, we’ve got a few things we think are worth keeping your eye on as you find time to hit the beach and mountains this season. […]
  • New Driving Data June 23, 2017
    The Federal Highway Administration has just released urban highway statistics for 2015, including the miles of roads and daily vehicle miles of driving by road type and “selected characteristics” for each urban area, including population, land area, freeway lane miles, and similar information. These data are quite useful as they allow interregional comparisons as well […]
  • The Transit Apocalypse June 22, 2017
    With declining ridership, growing costs, and increasing competition, the nation’s transit industry is on the verge of complete collapse. The trends leading to this collapse appear to be permanent, yet transit officials across the country are pretending they are only temporary. Instead of preparing for the collapse, they are simply seeking more subsidies. The Antiplanner […]
  • Response to Congestion Report June 21, 2017
    Two weeks ago, the Center of the American Experiment published a report by the Antiplanner showing that traffic congestion in Minneapolis-St. Paul was the deliberate result of the region’s Metropolitan Council’s plans to increase congestion in order to get more people to ride transit, walk, or bicycle. The Antiplanner quoted Met Council documents saying that […]