HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What’s behind rain tax law’s repeal

Written May 25th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s challenge of Oregon’s rules restricting free speech by public employees has failed. Indirectly that is what’s behind the action of the city council Wednesday to repeal the rain tax utility ordinance it had passed just last month.


Punishing people for facts: It’s wrong

Written February 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Speech control in the name of preventing electioneering by public employees. That’s the issue in the latest dispute over statements by public employees, and this time it involved Albany. The city council on Monday had a chance to be tough about it, but it chose a softer route.


 
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