HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Ivory carvers get apparent reprieve

Written June 8th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Well, what do you know! At least one of this year’s questionable bills seems to have died a well-deserved death in the Oregon House. It’s Senate Bill 913, which would hurt some people in Oregon without doing anything substantive for the African elephants it is intended to save.


Debate brings out gun bill’s flaws

Written May 4th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

While the outcome was pre-ordained,┬áMonday’s lengthy debate about Senate Bill 941 in the Oregon House was not a waste of time. It showed up flaws in this gun bill that the majority Democrats refused to fix, with the result that any number of people will be virtually forced to break the law.


Senate hopeful pays Albany a visit

Written December 2nd, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Here, state Rep. Jason Conger of Bend talks about why he’s hoping to become a United States senator and his chances in the elections of 2014.


Are these school bills necessary?

Written April 24th, 2013 by

The Oregon House has passed three school-related bills that deserve additional comment before the Senate takes them up. House Bill 3438 allows any city in Oregon to operate speed radar in school zones. To their credit, Sara Gelser of Corvallis and Sherrie Sprenger of Scio were among the minority to vote against this bill. In […]


 
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