Daily Archives: December 10, 2009

Deb Wallace Announces Bid For Baird’s Seat

Democrat Deb Wallace has announced she is in the running for the seat being given up by Brian Baird.

Wallace, has 4 terms representing the 17th District as a Democrat. Former President of the Downtown Vancouver Association, she also has served on the boards of Lower Columbia River Estuary Association and 211-INFO. She recently gained favor with many Clark County residents from both sides of politics for her efforts at ending Oregon residents sales tax exemption when they make purchases in Washington State.

Other Democrats who said they were considering running yesterday were Sen. Craig Pridemore and State Rep. Jim Moeller. Neither has made any announcement yet.

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Senate Aide on Health Care Bill: "There is No Deal."

NRO has it here.

“There is no deal yet and we’re nowhere near one,” says the aide. “Reid is leading a psych-ops campaign out his leadership office to make people believe there is a deal. Here’s the real story: When Reid came out of conference, only two options emerged, not a consensus. Instead of acknowledging this, he’s trying to create a sense of inevitability.”

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Oregon Man Threatened with Jail for Not Paying Tax Bill of Once Cent

Mike Weber from the Dalles received this nasty gram from the Oregon Department of Revenue.
They threatened to jack his wages, take his property et al if he didn’t cough up his tax bill.
His tax bill, is, as you can see: a penny.
How many others got this nasty gram to pay the pittance they owe? If you have notify me here:
victoria@kpam.com.
After he went public, Mike got a nice call from an executive at the Department of Revenue. The man apologized and said this was a mistake.
After the call Mike paid his tax bill. He wrote a check for a penny.

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Obama looks to spin off program from TARP

The “new plan” to save small business and create jobs,

The proposal involves spinning off a new entity from the Troubled Assets Relief Program that could give banks access to the government money without restrictions, such as limits on executive pay, as long as they use it to make loans to small businesses. But officials are not yet certain whether carving the program out of the TARP would be the best way to lure banks to participate in small business lending, sources familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity because the plans were not final.

As an alternative, officials are prepared to ask Congress to modify the TARP itself, easing the pay limits and other restrictions that would be imposed on small business lenders taking the money, the sources said.

SOURCE

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Deb Wallace Announces Bid For Baird’s Seat

Democrat Deb Wallace has announced she is in the running for the seat being given up by Brian Baird.

Wallace, has 4 terms representing the 17th District as a Democrat. Former President of the Downtown Vancouver Association, she also has served on the boards of Lower Columbia River Estuary Association and 211-INFO. She recently gained favor with many Clark County residents from both sides of politics for her efforts at ending Oregon residents sales tax exemption when they make purchases in Washington State.

Other Democrats who said they were considering running yesterday were Sen. Craig Pridemore and State Rep. Jim Moeller. Neither has made any announcement yet.

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

Senate Aide on Health Care Bill: "There is No Deal."

NRO has it here.

“There is no deal yet and we’re nowhere near one,” says the aide. “Reid is leading a psych-ops campaign out his leadership office to make people believe there is a deal. Here’s the real story: When Reid came out of conference, only two options emerged, not a consensus. Instead of acknowledging this, he’s trying to create a sense of inevitability.”

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Jaime Herrera Announces Bid For Baird’s Open Seat

Within 2 hours of hearing the announcement of Democrat Brian Baird not seeking re-election, State Rep. Jaime Herrera has thrown her hat into the ring for the open seat.


Republican recruit running for Baird seat

UPDATE: the Columbian has Herrera saying she is giving the matter “serious consideration” and will “make an official announcement about her plans next week.”

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