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 […]
Salem has legislated Coos County into depression.
Like most incumbents he is dug in like a tic and nothing short of kerosine and a pair of tweezers will get rid of him.
There should be a good turnout in Coquille and and some tough questions regarding privileges to the timber industry are likely to be brought up
Last Friday at a town hall meeting held by State Representative Wayne Krieger and State Senator Jeff Kruse, the former informed the audience that since 2001 the federal government has acquired 2 million acres of private land. If true, this would be a combined area equal to twice the size of Coos County but when […]
According to Senator Whitsett, the Oregon State Senate unanimously confirmed the appointments of Donna Opitz and Eric Farm to the Port Commission and ” followed the lead of three other Coastal caucus Senator members (Roblan, Johnson, Kruse) in voting to confirm their appointments”. Perhaps the Coastal caucus senators can demand an accounting of all monies […]
If someone had the time to analyze Kruse’s voting patterns on matters of prescription drugs and health care it might be interesting to see if a bias in favor of the industry can be detected.
The two party system is old and tired and either polarizes constituents into favoring an ideology over common sense or, in an effort to meet in the middle renders both parties benign and impotent. If ever there was a time to run third party candidates it is now.
ALEC’s model legislation reflects long-term goals: downsizing government, removing regulations on corporations and making it harder to hold the economically and politically powerful to account. Corporate donors retain veto power over the language, which is developed by the secretive task forces. The task forces cover issues from education to health policy. ALEC’s priorities for the 2011 session included bills to privatize education, break unions, deregulate major industries, pass voter ID laws and more.