Archive | September, 2014

PERS changes held unconstitutional

A Failure of Consideration: UPDATE 5/1/15

UPDATE: On April 30, 2015, the Oregon Supreme Court struck down the majority of the PERS changes adopted in 2013. This article was originally published September, 2014 and addressed the options for the State should the PERS portion of the “Grand Bargain” fail to withstand court challenge.  Originally published 9/14/14; Republished 5/1/15 When there is a […]

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Caitlin Mitchel-Markley
Candidate SD-15 (Lib)

Why I’m running: Caitlin Mitchel-Markley

  Why am I running? By: Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, Libertarian Candidate for Oregon State Senate, District 15 I am running for Oregon Senate District 15 because I learned from my husband Kyle Markley’s 2012 campaign for Oregon House District 30 that a minor party candidate can make a difference. Minor party candidates can be very effective in […]

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Increase in Voting Restrictions Linked to Rise in Non-Party Voters

At the Eugene City club debate on Measure 90 last week, Representative Phil Barnhart acknowledged that Oregon voters were increasingly unaffiliated with either major party. He agreed that something needed to be done to address the fact that so many Oregon voters were not participating in elections. He noted that Democratic House Majority leader Representative […]

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A Lesson For Oregon Republicans in strategery

Independent candidate Greg Orman (Kansas) has just received a huge boost in his race for US Senate in heavily Republican Kansas. Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the election leaving independent Orman to face Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in November. The key takeaway from this for Oregon Republicans should be that in a […]

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