According to Ballotpedia, even after the Oregon District 5 Senate seat, long held by Democrats was taken over by a Republican this November, Democrats still control 63% of the State House and 60% of the State Senate. Exactly how much of the legislature do Democrats need to control before they enact some real change? I’m […]
Companies that include Williams Partners backing the Constitution Pipeline connecting New York to New England used eminent domain to acquire access to properties against the owners’ wishes. U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by […]
All governments owe their existence to the people of the community that those governments serve, and governments exist to secure and protect the rights of the people and those communities. Any system of government that becomes destructive of those ends is not legitimate, lawful, or constitutional. All too often, Coos County has been the victim […]
Senator Arnie Roblan and Representative Caddy McKeown have taken credit for a guest viewpoint published in The Oregonian that could just as easily have come from the BS Oregon website or serve as a page in Jordan Cove’s company prospectus. Jordan Cove and the associated pipeline will take four years to build and employ 3,500 […]
David Koch, CEO of the Port of Coos Bay explains that this is a small price to pay for the rail line which “benefits everyone”. The video is worth transcribing and I may add that later as I will be using this clip along with clips from my discussion with John Sweet this week.
Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue are scheduled to hold a work session, Wednesday, May 15 at 1PM on HB 3276 which “Exempts from property taxation property owned by port with appointed board of commissioners if property is located in county with population of less than 450,000 and is used or held for future use […]