Monthly Archives: June 2015

Oregon hurt by low levels of housing permits

University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes Press Release provided By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of  Oregon Oregon Regional Economic Indicators: University of Oregon Regional Economic Indicators Measures of activity softened during the spring, but still indicate that all … Continue reading

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Rep. Stark: Sober centers is a tool law enforcement needs

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation On June 25, 2015, the house passed a bill by Representative Duane Stark that would give legal protection to sobering centers, places where police can take people who are publicly intoxicated. Under current law, … Continue reading

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Highways become veteran tributes

Rep. Huffman: Honoring Vets with Three Highways By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Three highways in Oregon have become Veterans Memorial Highways. The bill, HB 2036, sponsored by Representative John Huffman (R-District 59) and 18 others, was signed into law … Continue reading

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Rep. Weidner: A cure for newborns

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, Rep. Jim Weidner is working on a bill to start a pilot program to screen newborns for Krabbe disease. Unless the disease is caught very early, it is fatal. The parents of 5-year-old Marshall Wilson, … Continue reading

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Rep. Bentz: Rural Oregon to get self-serve gas choice

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation A bill that would allow self-service gas at rural stations between 6 PM and 6 AM when no attendant is present has passed unanimously in the House. The bill (HB 3011), sponsored by State … Continue reading

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Oregon as a Purple Heart State

Rep. Huffman: Securing Oregon as a Purple Heart state By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation House passes State Representative John Huffman’s resolution designating Oregon a Purple Heart State On June 3 the House unanimously passed a resolution designating Oregon as … Continue reading

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Senator Thomsen: View from a farmer

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Senator Chuck Thomsen is a Hood River pear farmer who is watching the Legislature roll-out Ag destroying bills with no concern for the average family farmer. Thomsen explains that non-farmer lawmakers treat farming as … Continue reading

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