His wisdom of non-violence and peaceful protest still rings true. As he said in his 1964 Nobel lecture, “Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love… violence ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. What is clear from Dr. King’s writing and teachings is that he would detest the violence that has … [Read more...] about Senate Republicans Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“The U.S. Supreme Court made an important decision today by blocking a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employees. The message was clear: OSHA does not have the authority to broadly regulate public health. This should apply to Governor Kate Brown’s Oregon OSHA and its failed leadership because it has not respected individual health care decisions. In light of this … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court decision means Oregon OSHA should remove strict private business COVID-19 mandates and drop plans for permanent indoor mask mandate
“President Courtney’s service to Oregonians and the legislative branch deserves to be honored for the decades of public service commitment. Likewise, his service of nearly two decades as Senate President shows his ability to persevere and bring people together. He is tough as nails with a compassionate heart. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve with him. Although … [Read more...] about Senate Republican Leader’s Statement on President Courtney’s Retirement
“This executive action is another example of how out of touch Governor Brown is with Oregonians,” said Leader Breese-Iverson. “People want more inclusive and collaborative responses to issues. Instead, the Governor is forcing people to pay higher prices to compensate for global emissions originating outside of our state. This approach is no different than a partisan proposal we … [Read more...] about Governor’s Environmental Quality Commission places partisan and unrealistic emission mandates on Oregonians
“The additional legislation passed during this special session finally holds the state accountable to two promises we made earlier this year: action against illegal drug cartels in Southern Oregon and drought relief for farmers,” added Leader Breese-Iverson. “It’s unfair to Oregonians that this money was withheld for months. Democrats are more interested in chasing headlines … [Read more...] about Second special session of 2021 highlights yet another state agency failure