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March Madness & Cover Oregon

<<< As final deadline looms, Oregonians may face a tax penalty for lack of health coverage >>> … – March 21, 2014… The March 31 deadline to secure health coverage is rapidly approaching, putting many Oregonians at risk of a tax penalty for failing to obtain insurance. The state of[…]

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Alert! Crossing The Line & Stacking The Deck

 <<<Representative Dennis Richardson’s Newsletter — February 27, 2014 >>> … Editor’s Note:  As indicated in this newsletter, the House passed this bill.  However, as of Saturday, March 8th, the Oregon Legislative Information System had not been updated to reflect whether the Senate had voted it up or down,  nor were[…]

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Executive Power Grab

<<< Senator Jeff Kruse’s e-newsletter   —   February 18, 2014 >>> There are times when it is appropriate to step back and take a look at the bigger picture, and I feel a need to do so at this time.  The issue I want to discuss is the authority of[…]

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The Cover Oregon, Cover-up

<<< State Representative Dennis Richardson’s Newsletter —      February 3, 2014 >>> …. In 2011 Governor John Kitzhaber’s chief health care advisers promised the Oregon legislature that if a $48 million federal grant were approved to develop the state’s own health insurance exchange, the money would be carefully spent to[…]

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