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Posts tagged Governor John Kitzhaber

Daylight Dissed! Oregonian Trots Out Smear Expert To Attack Citizen Journalist.

Oregonian reporter Harry Esteve smeared City of Springfield. Had to apologize on TV and in print.

You have to laugh about the Oregonian trotting out their most egregious hit-piece artist to attack me because I caught Governor Kitzhaber … wait for it … shopping for eggplant!  I ran into the Governor while he was at shopping at QFC and YouTubed the bizarre coincidence for laughs, and because well, it’s my First Amendment […]

Kitzhaber Runs Away: Gives Citizen Journalist The Angry Brush Off

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Dateline Portland Oregon – March 17, 2013:  Holy smokes two VIPs in one wekend after running into Mayor Charlie Hales who confronted violent Anarchists over the weekend, Daylight Disinfectant ran into Governor John Kitzhaber in the frozen food aisle while doing his grocery shopping over the weekend!  The Kitz gets caught on tape getting the thumbs down […]

Oregon Sheriff: I Will Not Enforce New Federal Gun Laws

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Good for him! KATU News reports: ALBANY, Ore. – The sheriff of an Oregon county sent a letter to Vice President Joe Biden on Monday saying he and his deputies would not enforce – nor allow federal officials to enforce – any new federal firearms laws in his county, according to a copy of the […]

Oregon Governor, Portland Mayor, Lawmakers Push For Gun Restrictions

The gun-grabbers have been licking their chops ever since the Clackamas Mall shooting.  They’re determined to disarm the law-abiding public, on e bill at a time. Portland’s new mayor weighed in on Monday: Portland Mayor Charles Hales is demanding action from the U.S. capital to end gun violence. “We need to get military assault weapons off of our […]

Kitzhaber Seeks Special Legislative Session To Accommodate Nike – Other Oregon Businesses, Not So Much

Why should Nike get special treatment?   What about the thousands of small businesses and family farms that are struggling to survive under Oregon’s burdensome taxes, regulations and bureaucracy?  Don’t THEY deserve a break, too?   Or do only Democrat cronies with friends in high places get the relief they need to expand, grow, and […]

Oregon To Get $20 Million In Federal Funding For Preschool

With federal money comes federal control. Is Kitzhaber finally on the road to his dream of universal preschool for Oregon, separating children from their parents and putting them under the influence of the state as early as possible? The Statesman Journal reports: A $20 million Race to the Top grant will help parents better determine […]

Kitz wants input on Energy Plan

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The Oregon “Conservation” League (i.e., the legalized-theft-and-destruction-of-private-property league) is mass-mailing an email saying Gov. Kitzhaber wants “input” on his 10-year Energy Plan for Oregon. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Thurs July 26 2012 Or read the transcript below. Here are the links mentioned in the Minute: Go here for details of the plan or […]

Things Look Different Here

Having solved all other problems, activists in Clatsop County are pushing to ban elephants lions, tigers, primates, and an array of other animals from exhibition or performance. No word on whether they covered hippos. But they left exemptions for horse shows, rodeos, and other stuff that they likely knew would be shot down in a heartbeat if […]

NEW FEATURE: I Spy On Salem – Today’s Minute

NEW FEATURE: I Spy On Salem – Today’s Minute

Today, we are launching a new feature. Each day, the folks at www.ISpyOnSalem.com produce a one minute podcast. Good info, and it’s only one minute out of your life. Check it out! I Spy Minute April 2 2012 About the Show Do you ever get the feeling that things are just… not right? That government, […]

Guest Post: Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-04) Discusses The State Budget Rebalancing

Guest Post: Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-04) Discusses The State Budget Rebalancing

Crisis in Oregon Budget Rebalance? The rumors in the State Capitol and news media this week were that the Governor had torpedoed the Legislature’s Budget Rebalance Plan and the fragile agreement between the Democrat and Republican Co-Chairs of the Ways & Means Committee was in jeopardy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Legislature […]

Oregon’s education “transformation” means “a lot more money” but not much reform

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“Transformation” is the word of the year in the Oregon Legislature.  Not only is the Legislature looking for ways to transform Oregon’s healthcare delivery system and jump  head first into Obamacare, the legislature is sprinting toward the finish line to transform Oregon’s education system from pre-school to post-grad. The Oregonian reports on the legislature’s progress […]

Guest Post: Oregon Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-04) Sounds The Alarm On State Budget

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5440 note: This is Dennis Richardson’s newsletter. He has been very accurate in predicting state revenue declines, and was instrumental in creating a reserve fund (since spent due to reduced revenue) in the 2010 biennial budget. January 25, 2012 I am State Representative Dennis Richardson and I need your help in resolving Oregon’s State Budget […]

Oregon’s healthcare “transformation”: What is a Coordinated Care Organization, and will it save money?

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Oregon’s governor has a plan to “transform” the delivery of health care in the state.  At first blush, it seems that the state will jettison its experiment with the Oregon Health Plan that made headlines two decades ago with its rationing of services. It looks more and more likely, however, that the new plan will look much […]

Dennis Prager Rips Apart Kitzhaber’s Halting of the Oregon Death Penalty

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Well, it was inevitable. Oregon’s leftward bent has caused it to make national news again. Dennis Prager writes today for National Review Online: Oregon and the Death Penalty Responding to Governor Kitzhaber’s five weak reasons. Oregon governor John Kitzhaber announced last week that he would not allow any more executions in his state during his […]

POLL – Is Gov. Kitzhaber constitutionally authorized not to carry out executions?

POLL – Is Gov. Kitzhaber constitutionally authorized not to carry out executions?

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  • Washington responds to House pulling the AHCA March 24, 2017
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan conceded Friday that there are not enough votes to pass the American Health Care Act through his chamber. Ryan needed 216 votes to pass the legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a system of flat tax credits dispersed to residents based on age, […]
  • Press Release: O’Ban, Rossi say Sound Transit move to engage misses mark March 24, 2017
    The Sound Transit board passed a motion today to authorize its CEO “to continue communications and engagement with the State Legislature” in order to “pursue options to address public concerns” about its inflated car tab tax calculation method.  Sens. Steve O’Ban and Dino Rossi said the premise of the motion does not address the public […]
  • Republicans share their budget proposal, but don’t expect a deal anytime soon March 23, 2017
    The Republican Senate majority unveiled its proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium this week. The $43.3 billion plan to fund state government includes $1.8 billion in new money for schools, spending more than 50 percent of the state budget on education for the first time since the 1980s. Senate plan spends over 50% of state […]
  • Backstabbing in the Self-Driving Car Industry March 24, 2017
    Bloomberg has a long article about Google’s lawsuit against Uber over self-driving car technology. In a nutshell, one of Google’s top engineers, Anthony Levandowski, left Google to start a new company called Otto that was then purchased by Uber for $700 million, and Google is accusing Levandowski of taking its company secrets with him and […]
  • Transit Ridership Down 2.3% in 2016 March 23, 2017
    With little fanfare, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released its fourth quarter 2016 ridership report last week. When ridership goes up, the lobby group usually issues a big press release ballyhooing the importance of transit (and transit subsidies). But 2016 ridership fell, so there was no press release. The report showed that light-rail ridership […]
  • Did Nader Really Call Apple a Monopoly? March 22, 2017
    “Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, concerned about fake news prevalent on social media sites, believes Congress should weigh in with antitrust legislation targeting Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple,” reports the Washington Examiner. Say what? Just what do Microsoft and Apple have to do with so-called fake news? How are any of these companies monopolies? Is Ralph […]