Lawmakers Open First Session in Even-Numbered Year

  • 02.01.2012
  • KEZI News

The Oregon Legislature was back at work Wednesday for the first time since voters approved annual sessions. Lawmakers say they’ll be focusing on four main issues during this session including balancing the budget, reforming health care, improving education and creating jobs.

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50,000 Jobs in Five Years

  • 01.20.2012
  • Kevin’s Newsletter

This week, the House Republicans announced a detailed, two-part policy agenda for the 2012 legislative session. The agenda offers solutions to promote private-sector job creation while limiting government spending, as well as reforms to reduce red tape, improve classroom funding and make health insurance more affordable.

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Upcoming Annual Session

  • 01.06.2012
  • Kevin's Newsletter

February brings our first constitutional annual session. Due to the legislative resolution which was referred to voters in the Nov. 2010 general election, we amended the state’s constitution and changed the schedule of regular sessions from bi-annual to annual.

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Cyber week…..recovering?

  • 12.08.2012
  • Kevin's Newsletter

There appear to be some bright spots this Christmas in our economy. Black Friday shopping increased 7% over last year. Total spent during the four-day shopping week-end was up 16% with $7.4 billion in increase of spending over 2010. Cyber Monday was the best selling retailer day since its inception in 2005. Additionally we spent nearly $6 billion online at retailer’s websites last week during “Cyber Week.”

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Reflections on the Legislative Delegation to China

  • 11.30.2012
  • Kevin's Newsletter

I just returned from China after participating with a legislative trade delegation. We didn’t make the trip to sign a specific deal, but primarily to build trust. It is a long-term process of relationship building.

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