State News

Empson tells it like it is!

  <<<An alternate view on proposed property tax>>>     By Greg Empson,  former Curry County commissioner candidate, Gold Beach – Curry Coastal Pilot – February 23, 2013… Editor’s Note: This is a re-post. The Curry Coastal Pilot refused to publish his recent text. No surprise, unfortunately. Sheriff John Bishop[…]

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Gun Control, one step at a time…

  <<< House Bill 3200 >>> Sponsored by Representative GREENLICK; Representatives BAILEY, BUCKLEY, DEMBROW,  FREDERICK, READ, REARDON, TOMEI, Senators BURDICK, DINGFELDER, HASS, MONNES ANDERSON, MONROE, SHIELDS, STEINER HAYWARD  SUMMARY The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof[…]

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Bedbugs & Other Issues

<<< Oregon legislators considering bills on bedbugs, ‘vexatious litigants,’ driverless cars and other quirky topics >>>  The Oregonian… February 5, 2013 By Yuxing Zheng, Need to get to the store but can’t drive or take public transportation?  That might not be a problem once driverless cars become popular in Oregon.[…]

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Your Tax Dollars at Work

 <<<Oregon to cover state employee sex-change surgery >>>  The Associated Press published by the registerguard.com… January 24, 2013… SALEM — The state has reached an out-of-court settlement with a public employee who filed a discrimination suit after he was denied insurance coverage for an operation related to his transition from[…]

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