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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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  • 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 […]
  • Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit March 25, 2017
    A group that is backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors who huddled together in Washington, D.C. to map out strategies to "restore progressive government" and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The post Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit appeared first on Washington […]
  • Iran Faces Stricter Sanctions in Bipartisan House, Senate Bills March 25, 2017
    Iran would be hit with tougher sanctions over the ongoing development of its ballistic missile system under new legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate late Thursday. The post Iran Faces Stricter Sanctions in Bipartisan House, Senate Bills appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Nice Guys Finish Last March 25, 2017
    Leo Durocher once boasted that he never lied to Branch Rickey, the stern, churchgoing president of the Brooklyn Dodgers—but that wasn't out of respect. He always told Rickey the truth, Durocher explained, because he figured that "Mr. Rickey never asked a question he didn't already know the answer to." The post Nice Guys Finish Last […]
  • 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 […]