Category Archives: Uncategorized

Welcome back

The Oregon Legislature is back in session and that means Legislative Outtakes is back in business. This blog was created to supplement coverage of the 2011 session with dispatches directly from legislators representing various portions of Jackson County. We’re going to do the same thing this year. We’ve invited the seven legislators – three members [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oregon: confusing debt with revenue

In the upcoming 2011-13 state budget, $940 million will be spent just to service Oregon’s “tax supported” debt. Imagine… $940 million…nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS that cannot used to educate our children or to protect our citizens or to provide care and food for our most vulnerable seniors. I believe incurring such high and burdensome debt [...]

Also posted in Richardson | Tagged | Leave a comment

With crisis comes opportunity

As we begin the 76th session of the Oregon state Legislature we are presented with an unprecedented opportunity. Inherent in the crisis of an approximately $3.5 billion budget shortfall is the unique chance to fundamentally restructure the way we manage budgets. Seizing this opportunity will allow Oregon to enhance the quality of our education systems, [...]

Also posted in Bates | Tagged | Leave a comment

Welcome to Legislative Outtakes

Welcome to Legislative Outtakes, a new feature we’re coordinating this year to bring you information directly from legislators representing various portions of Jackson County. We invited the seven legislators – three members of the Senate and four members of the House – to give us their insights on the 2011 session of the Oregon Legislature, [...]

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment