Monthly Archives: May 2009

RED ALERT!! Oregon Democrats Toss in a Carbon Tax at the Last Minute With Hearing Slated for 8am TOMORROW

This is a Joint Resolution which would result in this going to the voters. Let’s kill it NOW while it’s in committee.

This from Todd Wynn at Cascade Policy:

This bill could amend the Oregon Constitution to allow the legislature to impose taxes on carbon emissions and then put the revenues raised into alternative energy or other ‘systems or programs’ that result in a reduction of carbon emissions.

Information on the hearing/bill:

House Joint Resolution 48

Committee on Revenue

Tomorrow(Friday at 8 am, hearing room A)

Link to the bill: http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hjr1.dir/hjr0048.intro.pdf

Revenue

Membership:

Phil Barnhart, Chair

Jules Bailey, Vice-Chair

Cliff Bentz, Vice-Chair

Vicki Berger

Scott Bruun

Sara Gelser

Nick Kahl

Tobias Read

Chuck Riley

Sherrie Sprenger

Staffing:

Paul Warner

Mazen Malik

Steve Meyer

Chris Allanach

Dae Baek

Carol Phillips

Representative Phil Barnhart Back to Top

Party: D District: 11

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1411

District Phone: 541-607-9207

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-383, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 71188, Eugene, OR, 97401

Email: rep.philbarnhart@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/barnhart

Representative Jules Bailey Back to Top

Party: D District: 42

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1442

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-488, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.juleskopelbailey@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bailey

Representative Cliff Bentz Back to Top

Party: R District: 60

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1460

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-475, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bentz

Representative Vicki Berger Back to Top

Party: R District: 20

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1420

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-479, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 805 Kingwood Dr. NW, Salem, OR, 97304

Email: rep.vickiberger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/berger

Representative Scott Bruun Back to Top

Party: R District: 37

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1437

Interim Phone: 503-986-1437

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-477, Salem,, OR, 97301

Email: rep.scottbruun@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bruun

Representative Sara Gelser Back to Top

Party: D District: 16

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1416

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE H-285, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.saragelser@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/gelser

Representative Nick Kahl Back to Top

Party: D District: 49

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1449

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-378, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.nickkahl@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/kahl

Representative Tobias Read Back to Top

Party: D District: 27

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1427

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-490, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 2101, Beaverton, OR, 97075

Email: rep.tobiasread@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/read

Representative Chuck Riley Back to Top

Party: D District: 29

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1429

Interim Phone: 503-579-8302

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-274, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 250 NE Hillwood Dr. , Hillsboro, OR, 97124

Email: rep.chuckriley@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/riley

Representative Sherrie Sprenger Back to Top

Party: R District: 17

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1417

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-473, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/sprenger



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Home Bible Studies "Violate Land Use Laws."

San Diego County is taking the unprecedented step in shutting down a Pastor’s Home Bible Study group or force them to apply for a ‘major use permit,’ potentially costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

If they continue holding Home Bible Studies in their home, they face “escalating fines.”

The “unlawful use of land” charge stems from questions asked of the Pastor and his wife by county officials of, “Do you have a regular meeting in your home,” “Do you say amen,” “Do you pray,” and “Do you say praise the Lord?” All were answered “Yes.”

Gatherings of 10 to 15 people in a private home for non-religious groups appear untouched by county officials.

Story here.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Updates from the Western Center for Law and Policy

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RED ALERT!! Oregon Democrats Toss in a Carbon Tax at the Last Minute With Hearing Slated for 8am TOMORROW

This is a Joint Resolution which would result in this going to the voters. Let’s kill it NOW while it’s in committee.

This from Todd Wynn at Cascade Policy:

This bill could amend the Oregon Constitution to allow the legislature to impose taxes on carbon emissions and then put the revenues raised into alternative energy or other ‘systems or programs’ that result in a reduction of carbon emissions.

Information on the hearing/bill:

House Joint Resolution 48

Committee on Revenue

Tomorrow(Friday at 8 am, hearing room A)

Link to the bill: http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/hjr1.dir/hjr0048.intro.pdf

Revenue

Membership:

Phil Barnhart, Chair

Jules Bailey, Vice-Chair

Cliff Bentz, Vice-Chair

Vicki Berger

Scott Bruun

Sara Gelser

Nick Kahl

Tobias Read

Chuck Riley

Sherrie Sprenger

Staffing:

Paul Warner

Mazen Malik

Steve Meyer

Chris Allanach

Dae Baek

Carol Phillips

Representative Phil Barnhart Back to Top

Party: D District: 11

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1411

District Phone: 541-607-9207

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-383, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 71188, Eugene, OR, 97401

Email: rep.philbarnhart@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/barnhart

Representative Jules Bailey Back to Top

Party: D District: 42

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1442

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-488, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.juleskopelbailey@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bailey

Representative Cliff Bentz Back to Top

Party: R District: 60

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1460

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-475, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.cliffbentz@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bentz

Representative Vicki Berger Back to Top

Party: R District: 20

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1420

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE., H-479, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 805 Kingwood Dr. NW, Salem, OR, 97304

Email: rep.vickiberger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/berger

Representative Scott Bruun Back to Top

Party: R District: 37

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1437

Interim Phone: 503-986-1437

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-477, Salem,, OR, 97301

Email: rep.scottbruun@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/bruun

Representative Sara Gelser Back to Top

Party: D District: 16

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1416

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE H-285, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.saragelser@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/gelser

Representative Nick Kahl Back to Top

Party: D District: 49

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1449

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-378, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.nickkahl@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/kahl

Representative Tobias Read Back to Top

Party: D District: 27

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1427

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-490, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: PO Box 2101, Beaverton, OR, 97075

Email: rep.tobiasread@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/read

Representative Chuck Riley Back to Top

Party: D District: 29

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1429

Interim Phone: 503-579-8302

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-274, Salem, OR, 97301

Interim Address: 250 NE Hillwood Dr. , Hillsboro, OR, 97124

Email: rep.chuckriley@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/riley

Representative Sherrie Sprenger Back to Top

Party: R District: 17

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1417

Capitol Address: 900 Court St. NE, H-473, Salem, OR, 97301

Email: rep.sherriesprenger@state.or.us

Website: http://www.leg.state.or.us/sprenger



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Home Bible Studies "Violate Land Use Laws."

San Diego County is taking the unprecedented step in shutting down a Pastor’s Home Bible Study group or force them to apply for a ‘major use permit,’ potentially costing upwards of tens of thousands of dollars.

If they continue holding Home Bible Studies in their home, they face “escalating fines.”

The “unlawful use of land” charge stems from questions asked of the Pastor and his wife by county officials of, “Do you have a regular meeting in your home,” “Do you say amen,” “Do you pray,” and “Do you say praise the Lord?” All were answered “Yes.”

Gatherings of 10 to 15 people in a private home for non-religious groups appear untouched by county officials.

Story here.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Updates from the Western Center for Law and Policy

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UPDATED!!!! Who’s Going to Bow Tie Blumenauer and Howard Dean’s Health Care Town Hall?

I signed up for Tickets and now we find out that due to popular demand there will be a lottery to see who wins. Let me know at victoria@kpam.com if you got tickets or if you were denied.

Health Care Town Hall with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Governor Howard Dean.You have to fill in a sign up sheet here.

Health Care Town Hall with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and special guest Howard Dean
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Auditorium
June 5, 2009
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

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UPDATED!!!! Who’s Going to Bow Tie Blumenauer and Howard Dean’s Health Care Town Hall?

I signed up for Tickets and now we find out that due to popular demand there will be a lottery to see who wins. Let me know at victoria@kpam.com if you got tickets or if you were denied.

Health Care Town Hall with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Governor Howard Dean.You have to fill in a sign up sheet here.

Health Care Town Hall with Congressman Earl Blumenauer and special guest Howard Dean
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Moriarty Auditorium
June 5, 2009
3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com