HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Watch out, the lawmakers are back

Written January 14th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The 2019 legislature has organized itself in Salem. From here it looks like the majority will do everything it can this session to make life more expensive and less free for taxpayers and other citizens who would rather be left alone.


Bills and more bills in Salem

Written February 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

From bills on cougars to the homeless, it’s not as though the troubles of the governor have keptĀ Oregon legislators from adding to the pile of proposed laws. The mountain of legislation keeps growing, even though most of the new bills stand little chance.


Where’s the fire, Gov?

Written September 23rd, 2013 by

It’s hard to see the urgency that prompted Gov. John Kitzhaber to call the legislature to Salem for a special session on Sept. 30. The governor says it’s to boost education funding by $140 million “to restore lost school days and provide tuition relief for Oregon students this school year.” But that’s not likely, is […]


 
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