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Fake Emergency Legislation

Deadline Alert: Help Stop Fake Emergency Legislation … Oregon Catalyst – Taxpayers Association of Oregon – Thursday June 9, 2016 … During the last legislative session in Oregon 70% of the bills passed with an emergency clause with no valid reason. The good news is that the petition to protect[…]

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The Federal Government versus States Rights

Counties will sue BLM over new management plan! …. Oregon Catalyst  — April 14, 2016 …. …. Association of O&C Counties …. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released its latest proposed management plan for 2.5 million acres of timberland in western Oregon. Tuesday, 17 Counties in western Oregon[…]

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Good Luck With Your Public Records Request

Oregon’s continuing public-records runaround benefits unions …. The Oregonian / OregonLive — Opinion — January 19, 2016 …. by Anne Marie Gurney… In recent months, Oregon’s haphazard, often corrupt handling of public records requests has earned well-deserved criticism from the state’s most prominent media outlets. And the Freedom Foundation has been[…]

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Oregon Ranks 38th Out of the 50 States

Oregon ranks low in education; flat test scores, low funding, growing disparities to blame The Oregonian / OregonLive – January 7, 2016 Oregon schools rank in the bottom third nationally, as measured by Education Week researchers. The Oregonian/OregonLive also estimates the state deserves a No. 38 performance ranking. The state’s[…]

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