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Posts tagged Senate

Senator Jeff Kruse Comments On First Week Of Oregon Legislative Session

We are at the end of the first week of the Legislative Session, and it has been interesting. While each Session develops its own “personality” over time, for the most part they usually start out slow and build pace over time. The feeling and intensity in the building this week has made it feel like […]

Guest Post: Rep. Dennis Richardson – Oregon Budget Creation Process Begins for 2013-15

The State of Oregon budgets on a two-year “biennial” basis. The current State Budget for 2011-13 ends on June 30th.  The primary purpose for the current Legislative Session is to draft, vote on and pass the 2013-15 State Budget, which will begin July 1st.  In fact, although thousands of bills will be heard in Senate […]

#LapDogMedia Alert – Stand By For Theme Shift | FreedomWorks

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been inundated with stories in the mainstream media trumpeting some variation on the idea that, “It’s all over, Obama‘s reelection is inevitable, Romney has a much tougher path to 270 electoral votes” and so on. Now comes a fresh line of attack from the leftist media. This week’s […]

Congress Empowers President To Make Appointments Without Senate Confirmation

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Congress just gave the Executive Branch the power to fill over 3000 positions with no confirmation hearings or oversight from the Senate.  What on earth possessed the Republican-controlled House to go along with this scheme? Fox News reports: The House gave final congressional approval Tuesday to a bill that would save the slow-paced Senate some […]

Obama Defies Constitution To Make ‘Recess Appointment’ While Senate Is In Session

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Obama is defying the constitution’s “separation of powers” by skirting the constitutionally required Senate confirmation hearings to make a “recess appointment” WHILE THE SENATE IS IN SESSION. This is an impeachable offense. If Obama is resorting to this level of dictatorial abuses of power in an election year, just imagine what naked force he’d unleash […]

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  • Event: Breakfast with the Wire, A Review of the Regular Session April 21, 2017
    As the legislative session draws to a close, we look forward to dissecting the moving parts of the 105-day Regular Legislative Session and thinking about how the impacts of this session will play out in the Washington State economy. So, we are working with our sister site www.stateofreform.com to invite some of the most quietly impactful […]
  • AEG and Hudson Pacific Properties Partner to Deliver World-Class Arena to Seattle April 21, 2017
    Seattle Partners—a collaboration between AEG, the world’s leading owner, developer and operator of sports and entertainment venues, and Hudson Pacific Properties, a premier, publicly traded real estate investment, development and operating company specializing in design-forward, next-generation spaces—have submitted a proposal to the City of Seattle to renovate KeyArena to create the Seattle Coliseum, a state-of-the-art […]
  • 100-Day Challenges tackle youth homelessness April 20, 2017
    Communities in King, Pierce, and Spokane counties are working to address youth homelessness with A Way Home Washington’s 100-Day Challenges. The Challenges began on April 20 and each community is focusing on different goals. King County communities will focus on reducing the number of unsheltered youth and accelerating housing placement. “This Challenge is an opportunity […]
  • Biden Used False Data to Smear Marine Corps Over Armored Vehicle Request from Iraq April 24, 2017
    The story on the front page of USA Today in 2007 made a sensational claim: Military leaders in wartime had failed to provide troops in Iraq being killed by roadside bombs with mine-resistant jeeps. The post Biden Used False Data to Smear Marine Corps Over Armored Vehicle Request from Iraq appeared first on Washington Free […]
  • U.S. Weighs More Aid for Saudis in Yemen to Move Nation Toward Political Solution April 24, 2017
    The United States needs to ramp up its military backing of the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen to pressure the Iranian-backed Houthis into diplomatic talks aimed at resolving the two-year civil war, according to policy experts. The post U.S. Weighs More Aid for Saudis in Yemen to Move Nation Toward Political Solution appeared first on Washington […]
  • The Best Thing Ever to Have Come Out of Canada April 24, 2017
    If I were inventing a country off the top of my head, I bet it would look a lot like Canada. The landscape is beautiful, the weather perfect. Everyone has health care. The government did not ostentatiously bail out its banks in 2008. The citizens are kind beer-drinking sports fans who will give driving directions […]
  • Reason #2 to Stop Subsidizing TransitSubsidies Haven’t Increased Ridership April 21, 2017
    In 2015, the American Public Transportation Association issued a press release whose headline claimed that transit ridership in 2014 achieved a new record. However, the story revealed that 2014 ridership was the highest since 1956. That’s no more a record than if it was the highest since 2013. The truth is that America’s urban population […]
  • Reason #1 to End Transit SubsidiesIt’s the Most Costly Transportation We Have April 20, 2017
    Fifty-three years ago, the transit industry was mostly private and earned a net profit. Today, it’s almost entirely publicly owned, and subsidies have grown out of control. It’s time to take a stand and say all transportation subsidies are bad, but transit subsidies are the worst. The National Transit Database says agencies spent more than […]
  • Another Rail Boondoggle April 19, 2017
    After holding a final public hearing last night, officials in Durham, North Carolina will probably decide next week to build a $3.3 billion ($2.4 billion construction plus $900 million interest on debt) light-rail line from Durham to Chapel Hill. It is hard to imagine any place that is more poorly suited for rail transit. The […]