HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Pending bills: End daylight time?

Written January 18th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Of all the bills introduced in the 2015 Oregon Legislature, my favorite so far is Senate Bill 99. It would take Oregon out of daylight saving time starting in 2021 if the voters approve in the 2016 general election.


What our state lawmakers want

Written January 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Mid-valley legislators want all kinds of law changes this session, ranging from big ones like the low-carbon fuel standard to less expensive items, such as letting Interstate 5 be known as the “Purple Heart Trail.”


A small local tax for street repairs

Written September 15th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The League of Oregon Cities would like the 2015 legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle licensing fees to help pay for street and road repairs. This would not be wise because some of that extra money would be wasted. Instead, let the cities look to local solutions, as Multnomah and Washington counties and 14 […]


 
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