Category: Commentary

Homeowners under tax attack

There’s no shortage of proposals in the legislature to force property owners to pay higher taxes. The Revenue Committee of the Oregon House has scheduled a public hearing on a bunch of them for Thursday, March 7. You remember Measure 5, Don McIntire’s initiative we… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Albany: Elections might not hurt

  Judging by the letters in the local paper, lots of people are getting exercised about the ballot initiatives now being decided in Albany’s special election, which ends March 12. They may be right to be worried, and the measures are still unnecessary as I’ve said before. But… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Home construction picks up, see?

On the scene in West Albany: Three houses under construction, another small indication of what the media have been reporting as a nationwide trend, namely that the demand for housing is picking up. Through January this fiscal year, the Albany Building Division had issued permits… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Obama’s budget scare

President Obama is going around the country talking about draconian spending cuts that will slow down the economy unless the Republicans in the House come around and quickly approve tax increases. You would think that as the chief executive, he would be more interested in… Continue reading




 
 
 
 

Wrong move: Postal Service sues

Mail users may not believe it, but the Postal Service’s studies showed it benefited from sponsoring Lance Armstrong and his cycling team. The U.S. Justice Department has announced it is joining a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, the cyclist who won the Tour de France seven… Continue reading




 
 
 
 
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