North Clackamas School District Wants $433 Million Dollars-Vote NO Measure 3-487

Oregon Schools already receive $400,000 per class room. The NCSD12 asked for a $200 Million Bond in 1996 & 2006. Which cost me an additional $565 per year on my property taxes. Now, NCSD12 is asking for $433 Million which will be an additional $1250 on my property taxes for the next ten years. Then they will ask again only for more. I am all for funding education but my pockets are not that deep. I think $400,000 per class room is enough. Besides most of the money is going to a second high school in Happy Valley. I think it is time to split NCSD12 into Two School Districts. Ours being from the river up to 82nd Avenue and make a new school district from 82nd Ave. to Estacada and let Happy Valley pay for all their new fancy schools.


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Oregon Should Education Dollars Go To Health Care??

Milwaukie High School has a School Based Health Care Center (SBHCS). Our Law Makers want a SBHCS in Every Middle School and High School in Oregon. If a child is that sick I would prefer the school call the parent first. If a family member can not break away from work to pick up their child then how about a public-private agreement where the school takes the child across the street to an Urgent Care clinic? Does this make sense? If so then Vote No on Measure 3-487. The money is going for a second High School in Happy Valley anyway.

Oregon’s Legislature Most Anti-Business, Anti-Family Cost of Living

The extremely controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) enacted by SB 324 is arguably the most egregious of all the anti-business and anti-consumer laws passed. This law serves to raise the costs of energy for businesses and families, while making no measurable impact on global carbon emissions and failing to provide a single penny for much-needed road infrastructure improvements anywhere in Oregon. The only beneficiaries will be many of the out-of-state green energy corporations who helped sponsor the bill. We asked the DEQ representative how much of Oregon’s carbon output results from forest fires. His reply was it is not counted at all was mind-numbing! The public health impacts of such fires are severe and readily apparent. The reality is that many of the catastrophic wildfires that happen every year could be easily prevented through sound, science-based forest management practices. As a state, we are running the long-term risk of losing our fire insurance coverage. We came very close this year, even following huge increases in the insurance premium. If that happens, Oregon taxpayers and landowners will have to the bear the full cost of fighting these fires. That will divert resources from schools, public safety and other essential government functions. Catastrophic wildfires are bad for the environment. They are second only to volcanoes in the global emissions of greenhouse gases. They kill and horribly maim wild animals and poison and kill fish. Contamination with toxic ash and increased erosion of stream beds ensure many years of seriously degraded fish habitat. It is more important than ever that we put people back to work in our forests to do the kinds of preventative maintenance that is needed to keep them healthy and thriving. Sustainable forest harvest is symbiotic. It provides jobs and building materials while improving forest health. It ensures healthy forests for recreation that brings tourists from all over the world to share the scenic beauty that we have been blessed with.
www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/clea….html


Portland, Oregon New Law To Increase Auto Insurance Rates

PORTLAND, Ore. -A new law enacted by the Oregon Legislature that takes effect Saturday will change the way auto insurance claims involving injuries and uninsured drivers are paid by insurers. SB 411 Increases Motor Vehicle Insurance by $55 per year. SB 411 changes requirements for two insurance policy types: Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM). Drivers in Oregon are required by law to carry at least minimum limits of both policy types, in addition to Liability insurance. (Drivers in Washington, Idaho and California are only required to have Liability insurance – the other coverages are optional.) Under the new law, the benefit period for payment of PIP benefits has doubled from one year to two.
www.ktvz.com/news/New-Ore-law-likely-to-boost-car-…82952


Un-Elected Governor Brown Undermining Rights of Parents

Governor Brown has put herself in charge of Oregon’s Education System and Oregon’s healthcare network: the Oregon Health Authority. As a result of this double take-over, there is a Triple Threat to our children and their families. That threat includes the Network of School Based Health Centers (SBHCs); the grades K-12 Comprehensive Sexuality Education Standards that the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) promotes; and the Annual Adolescent Sexuality Conference in Seaside (ASC). And what makes this Triple Threat even more unreasonable is that the governor is using our money to pay for it! I believe that if School Boards, School Administration/Staff and parents were actually asked to make the choice to spend millions of public dollars on SBHCs, Sexuality Education, and the Adolescent Sexuality Conference, or to spend those dollars on the Education which we expect and which our children need and deserve, that the choice would overwhelmingly be for the latter!
oregoncatalyst.com/25291-gov-kitzhaber-undermining….html


GOP Candidate for Senate Booted from Editorial Meeting For Calling out ‘blah blah’ Disrespect

A Republican Senate candidate was kicked out of a local Oregon newspaper’s editorial board meeting after daring to challenge a reporter who dissed a fellow candidate by writing “blah blah blah” in his notes instead of her actual quotes. For those folks that may not know the publisher of the Willamette Week, Richard Meeker, is the husband of our Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. Coincidence? The video of Mark Callahan’s Fox & Friends interview, with Tucker Carlson, on 5/4/14, regarding the Willamette Week’s contentious showdown with the liberal interview panel:
www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/04/power-trip-gop….html


Oregon’s Economy is Not Keeping up with Current Spending Levels

With today’s revenue forecast we learned that Oregon’s economy is not keeping up with current spending levels. Even with record revenues, our ending fund balance is expected to be $57.1 million below previous projections, largely due to overspending by Democrats during the 2016 session.


In the last 4 years Oregon Democrats Raised 63 Taxes or Fees on Jobs

In the last 4 years Oregon Democrats raised 63 taxes or fees on jobs, resulting in $1.4 million cost increase for accountants, social workers, doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, counselors & therapists, and nurses.


In the past 4 years Oregon Democrats have raised 43 taxes and fees on Education

In the past 4 years Oregon Democrats have raised 43 taxes and fees on Education, resulting in $1.8 million increased costs for teachers, GEDs, obtaining transcripts, charter schools, and career schools.


In the last 4 years Oregon Democrats have raised 187 taxes and fees on businesses

In the last 4 years Oregon Democrats have raised 187 taxes and fees on businesses, resulting in $86.5 million increased costs for farmers, organic farmers, fertilizer inspections, mining, building code inspections, storage facilities, labor contractors, workers compensation, and more.