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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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  • Washington state House Democrats ask Congress to find a solution to keep DACA recipients here September 22, 2017
    This week, all 50 members of the Washington state House Democratic Caucus sent a letter to Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell requesting that Congress take action in response to President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Washington state is home for nearly 18,000 young people who are able to […]
  • Morning Wire: Reichert for Gov?, Seattle Seahawks, Rep. Joe Schmick September 20, 2017
    The purpose of the Washington State Wire is to provide smart, strategic content with thoughtful brevity. We create original content, and we lean on the good work of others. We see our role as helping you look ahead just a little bit, to better know where the policy, political, and economic landscape is heading. Your […]
  • Public policy, the will of the voters, and the Seattle Seahawks September 19, 2017
    “Across all demographics, the 12s are contagious. It’s for everybody.” In this quote, King County Council member Jeanne Kohl-Welles was reflecting on the role of the Seattle Seahawks as a unifying force for the Seattle community. It may be hard to remember for some, particularly the new fans that winning has recruited over the last […]
  • Trump Praises Dallas Cowboys for Standing During National Anthem: ‘Big Progress Being Made’ September 26, 2017
    President Donald Trump praised the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday for rising for the national anthem before their Monday night game against the Arizona Cardinals. The post Trump Praises Dallas Cowboys for Standing During National Anthem: ‘Big Progress Being Made’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Jackson Lee Takes a Knee September 26, 2017
    The post Jackson Lee Takes a Knee appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • State Medicaid Adviser Says Graham-Cassidy Bill Will Stabilize Marketplace September 26, 2017
    A state Medicaid adviser told lawmakers on Monday that the Graham-Cassidy bill to replace Obamacare would stabilize the health care marketplace by combining Medicaid populations with younger, healthier individuals. The post State Medicaid Adviser Says Graham-Cassidy Bill Will Stabilize Marketplace appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Black Population Trends September 25, 2017
    Between 2015 and 2016, the total population of the San Francisco-Oakland urban area grew by 13,773 people, but the black population shrank by 5,839, suggesting that Bay Area land-use policies continue to push low-income people out of the region by making housing unaffordable. The Austin urban area, to its shame, saw a decline of 4,439 […]
  • More 2016 Commuting Data September 22, 2017
    People who earn more than $75,000 a year are more likely to ride transit than people in any other income bracket. Most of those high-income transit riders live not in big cities like New York or Chicago but in suburbs of those cities. That information is from table B08119 from the 2016 American Community Survey. […]
  • Housing Affordability in 2015 September 22, 2017
    Today the Antiplanner continues reviewing 2016 American Community Survey data by looking at housing affordability, a common measure of which is median house prices divided by median family incomes, or value-to-income ratio. Median family incomes are in ACS table B19113, while median home prices are in table B25077. To save you time, I’ve downloaded these […]