At a press conference today in advance of the expected announcement of Democratic Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, State Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) had some pointed words along with some breaking news. According to the Oregonian, Ted Ferrioli says he has been invited to Kate Brown’s swearing in ceremony as Governor, but refused: […]
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- Capital budget’s impact on school construction funding July 21, 2017The 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, 2017Sen. 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, 2017With 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 […]
- De Blasio Compared to ‘Cowardly Lion’ After Fleeing Confrontation With Angry Queens Woman July 23, 2017The post De Blasio Compared to ‘Cowardly Lion’ After Fleeing Confrontation With Angry Queens Woman appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
- Manchin Opponent ‘Sick and Tired’ of Him Pretending He Cares About West Virginians July 23, 2017A West Virginia woman who is challenging Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) in the state's Democratic primary criticized him for only focusing on the needs of the state's voters when gearing up for re-election. The post Manchin Opponent ‘Sick and Tired’ of Him Pretending He Cares About West Virginians appeared first on Washington Free […]
- Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Expected to Double By the End of the Year July 23, 2017An ongoing cholera epidemic ravaging war-torn Yemen is expected to at least double by the end of the year, marking the worst outbreak since the beginning of the Cold War, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced Sunday. The post Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Expected to Double By the End of the Year appeared first […]
- “Stability” Is Another Word for “Lack of Accountability” July 22, 2017A 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, 2017In 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 […]