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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Beach tobacco ban: Show us the law

Written August 1st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Before we get overly exercised about the proposal to ban smoking tobacco on Oregon beaches, we might want to ask: Where would the authority for such an action come from? And would a ban stand up in court if someone was charged with a violation of this imperial edict?


Union drops hospital initiatives

Written February 20th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Oregon voters won’t get the chance to learn much more about what hospitals charge and the princely sums they pay their top people after all, at least not this year. The Service Employees International Union had filed five prospective initiative measures dealing with hospital prices and spending, and this promised to shed some public light […]


Drive electrics — or else?

Written October 28th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Gov. John Kitzhaber has announced that Oregon is joining California and six eastern states including New York in a “new initiative to put 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025.” If this is such a great idea, why does it take government schemes¬†to drive it forward?.


 
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