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January 3, 2016 - Register Guard
Wondering how 2016 will play out? In some ways, probably much the same as 2015 did. But there will be many wild cards. On the cornerstone issue of the local economy, expect stability with continued slow job growth and a stable real estate market.
A December Newsletter article from the Deschutes County Republicans, our neighbors to the East -
Christmas was a holiday long before the formation of this country. Christmas is a national holiday: Federal employees get Christmas Day off, and no one claims this to be an establishment of religion (not yet). Every year, Christmas comes under more intense attack by politically correct troublemakers. There seems to be no objection (from the left) to Kwanzaa, Hannukah, Ramadan, or the pagan celebration of the winter solstice, but the leftists say Christmas has got to go.
Even if you aren’t religious, it is impossible to deny America is culturally a Christian nation. Much of our legal system and system of government is founded on Christian principles. And children have always been celebrating Christmas in public schools, as a tradition. Read more...
December 21, 2015 - SunHerald
WASHINGTON - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham ended his 2016 campaign for president Monday, saying he remains committed to working to achieve security for the American people and helping the GOP expand its base.
December 20, 2015 OregonLive.com
Once again, Oregonians are being misled by talking points and statistical manipulations to justify a political agenda.
The Washington Post - December 12, 2015
In election after election, generally (but not always) well before the voting starts, pundits start wondering about the possibility of a "brokered" party convention.
By Dennis Richardson - November 16, 2015
This week, the Legislature meets for its quarterly committee days. Missing from the schedule will be a meeting of the House Rules Committee, the committee charged with hearing any legislative concepts related to ethics, public records, campaign finance, and elections reform.
Lane County Transportation System Plan (TSP) is in the process of soliciting feedback from members of the public regarding their existing conditions findings and preliminary list of needs along County roadways. You may view the Project and Needs interactive map here, and give feedback from there as well.
BIZPAC Review - October 6, 2015
President Barack Obama isn’t welcome in Roseburg, Oregon.
The publisher of the Roseburg Beacon, a publication serving the area where Oregon’s Umpqua Community College mass shooting took place last Thursday, said that the president would not be welcome there after he politicized the tragedy in a call for gun control.
New York Times - Sept. 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, announced on Friday that he would resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, as Congress moved to avert a government shutdown.
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Session will begin with a Budget Bang! - Part I
Oregon's Legislative Session starts on February 1st and the biggest topic will certainly be the budget. Gov. Kate Brown released a recommended budget last month that has everyone in media gasping for breath because of a $1.7 billion shortfall.
The governor is quoted as saying, "The budget includes significant cuts at a level I find absolutely unacceptable…"