Legislative Panel Approves Oregon Tuition Bill

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th February Newsillegal immgrantsPolitics
A bill allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Oregon universities has cleared its first legislative hurdle.A House committee approved the measure on Monday, sending it to a vote in the full House. Oregon requires university students to pay higher out-of-state tuition if they can't prove they are legally in the United States.Read More »

Rep. Walden Responds to State of the Union

Oregon Second District Representative Greg Walden expressed disappointment in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.Read More »

Clackamas GOP Chair Seeking to Lead Oregon Republicans

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th January NewsPoliticsRepublican Party
Clackamas County Republican Chairman John Lee Jr. says he'll run for chairman of the state Republican Party. Lee announced his bid Tuesday, touting success electing conservative candidates to local offices in Clackamas County and winning on several local ballot measures.Read More »

Oregon Stays "Blue"

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November News2012 electionPolitics
Democrats have retained their grip on all of Oregon's partisan statewide offices and chose President Barack Obama for a second time.Read More »

Three County Commissioner Races Remain Close

By Jim McCoy Wed 7th November News2012 electionPolitics
While the presidential election was pretty well settled at around 8 p.m. Tuesday night, three county commissioner races in southern oregon are still close to call. In Jackson County, Republican Doug Breidenthal leads Democrat Jeff Scroggin by 2,200 votes. Cherryl Walker leads by Bob Just by 115 vote in Josephine County. A member of Just’s campaign staff says there remains 900 votes to count.Read More »

County Commissioner Races Highlight Southern Oregon Races

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November NewselectionsPolitics
Among the hottest races in southern Oregon are the races for positions on the Jackson and Josephine County Board of Commissioners. Doug Breidenthal, Jeff Scoggin are competing to fill the vacancy being left in Jackson County by the retiring C.W. Smith.Read More »

Prediction: Oregonians Expected To Say "No" To Pot, Gambling and Gillnet Ban

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November Newsballot measureselectionsPolitics
Oregon voters have the chance to decide the state's future on marijuana, gambling and commercial fishing, but the odds are stacked against any of those measures passing. Polling has shown the state unwilling to regulate pot like alcohol. Oregonians are also unlikely to approve a nontribal casino outside Portland.Read More »

Oregon Expected To Not Be As "Blue" As '08

By Jim McCoy Tue 6th November NewsBarack ObamaelectionsPolitics
Barack Obama won big in Oregon four years ago with a 16-point gap over John McCain, and he was the first presidential candidate in state history to take 1 million votes. Obama will likely take Oregon again. But Obama fever has died down, even among young people. So his margin of victory here may well turn out to be less. Obama's huge win in 2008 was something of an outlier.Read More »

Ex- Oregon Governors Oppose Ballot Measures

Four of Oregon's living former governors are coming out against two ballot measures that would authorize Oregon's first nontribal casino. Republican Vic Atiyeh and Democrats Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski are joining opponents of the proposal. Current Gov.Read More »

Oregon Supreme Court: Campaign Finance Law "Unenforceable"

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th October campaign financeOregon Supreme CourtPolitics
The Oregon Supreme Court has ruled that restrictions on campaign finance that Oregon voters approved in 2006 can't be enforced. The restrictions were approved in a 2006 ballot measure, but they've never been put to use because voters struck down a companion measure that would have changed the state constitution to allow such restrictions. Groups supporting campaign finance restrRead More »


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