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Posts tagged Secretary of State

Is Kate Brown Any Improvement Over John Kitzhaber?

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If appearances hold and Democrat John Kitzhaber resigns as Oregon Governor, what will the next administration look like under Democrat Kate Brown? Despite his repeated refusal to comment, embattled Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber appears poised to resign soon (although the Oregonian is reporting otherwise). Should this resignation occur, what can we expect from Democrat Kate […]

Oregon’s Secretary Of State Calls Voter ID “The Conservative Right Wing’s War On Voting” | FreedomWorks

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Despite strong support for basic, common sense laws ensuring the integrity of the vote across the country (see here, here, here, here and here), the Left continues to insist that requiring positive identification and verification of eligibility before voting is somehow suppressive, racist and and an evil plot to steal elections for Conservatives. Few public […]

Kate Brown, Oregon’s Secretary of State, REALLY Steps In It

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The rumors around Salem are that Kate Brown is not exactly known for her attention to detail. The fiasco surrounding the change to the election of Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) only goes to prove that conclusively. Last night the story broke that Kate Brown had, at the last minute, enforced […]

Secretary Of State Kate Brown Makes A Decision. She Should Have Kept The Training Wheels On.

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Late on Monday afternoon, Nigel Jaquiss of Portland’s weekly alternative journal dropped a bomb on Oregon politics: Bombshell: Labor Commissioner Race Pushed to November State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) received what he calls “stunning” news late Friday. Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in a nonpartisan, statewide contest that both men expected to […]

Portland Schools Subject of Electioneering Complaints Filed with the Secretary of State

Portland Schools Subject of Electioneering Complaints Filed with the Secretary of State

Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/portland-schools-subject-electioneering-complaints-filed-secretary-state on April 21, 2011. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog. For coverage of the insanity of the new Portland Public School Bond, CLICK HERE. Given the shenanigans pulled by school districts in Clackamas County in the fights over corporate and personal tax increases in 2010, […]

Oregon Is The Most Corrupt State In The Union – Pt. 8.

Oregon Is The Most Corrupt State In The Union – Pt. 8.

Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-8 on Nov 8, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog. Much of the information in this post comes from volunteers from the Voter Integrity Committee of Multnomah County Republican Party.  A large and dedicated crew was organized to observe the elections process, as allowed by […]

Oregon Is The Most Corrupt State In The Union – Pt. 7.

Oregon Is The Most Corrupt State In The Union – Pt. 7.

Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-7 on Nov 8, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog. Ok now that the election season is over, and we’ve had another opportunity to see Oregon hard at work ensuring fair elections, I have all sorts of new material for this continuing series. My good […]

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  • Capital budget’s impact on school construction funding July 21, 2017
    The third special session ended yesterday without the passage of the $4.2 billion capital budget. Legislators were unable to agree on a water-rights bill to address the Supreme Court’s Hirst decision, an issue rural representatives had tried to raise repeatedly throughout the session. “We’ve never seen anything like this before, but the stakes have never […]
  • Ranker: Unconscionable that Senate Republicans blocked vote on capital budget July 21, 2017
    Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement after Senate Republicans refused to allow a vote on the state capital budget: It is incredibly unfortunate that on the final day of the special legislative session, the Senate Republicans placed their political agenda ahead of the wellbeing of our children, mentally ill, homeless, and public and […]
  • Capital budget, Ryan Calkins, #dadhacks July 20, 2017
    With luck, today will be the last day of the 2017 legislative session, giving us a whopping 12 days before the August primary.  We’ve got a few data points for you, both qualitative and quantitative, on the session and the ballot box in this edition of the Morning Wire. As always, thanks for reading our […]
  • “Stability” Is Another Word for “Lack of Accountability” July 22, 2017
    A bill in the California legislature would give Caltrain, the commuter trains that connect San Jose with San Francisco, “permanent financial stability.” That’s good news if you think you will be riding Caltrains one thousand years from now, but it’s bad news for the taxpayers who will have to “permanently”–however long that is–pay for running […]
  • HUD Backs Off on Housing Mandate July 21, 2017
    In a case with national ramifications, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has effectively given up on its efforts to impose high-density housing on low-density suburbs in the name of racial integration. HUD had ordered Westchester County, New York, to build low-income housing in response to claims that county zoning led to segregated […]
  • Will Miami Settle for Modern Transportation? July 20, 2017
    “Can Miami afford more rail?” asks the Miami Herald. “Or will it settle for buses?” That’s like asking if you can afford an IBM 700 mainframe computer from the 1950s or if you will settle for a MacBook Pro. Both buses and laptop computers are far less expensive than rails and mainframes, but the former […]