HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Road bill’s death: Who’s to blame

Written June 26th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The reason the Oregon legislature could not pass a small but important gas tax increase is that it had already raised the price of fuel over the next few years, and the Republican minority in the House would not accept a double increase.


Energy mandates: You pay more

Written February 8th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

While Oregonians cope with high fuel and heat bills this winter, Democrats in the legislature are working to make sure prices stay high and rise even more. They are working on legislation to cause¬†consumers to pay more for gasoline and diesel, and for electricity too. You’d think voters would put a stop to that, but […]


Fuel bill: We’re not safe yet

Written July 7th, 2013 by

A single member’s vote in the Oregon Senate may save Oregonians from having to pay even more for fuel than we’ll have to pay anyway in coming years. Betsy Johnson, a Democrat from Scappoose, voted with the 14 Republicans on July 6 to force a tie vote, 15-15, on Senate Bill 488, which would extend […]


 
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