Democrat Lawmakers Quit Because They Didn’t Get Their Way

Three members of the legislature in Oregon announced this week they’re quitting . [The three state representatives, Karin Power, Rachel Prusak, and Anna Williams]. The reason they give is telling. They say it’s a full time job with part time pay. This kind of whining makes me sick. The average Oregonian makes 55-thousand a year. State lawmakers make 33-thousand, plus…

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SB 1566 Increases legislator’s salary

This bill establishes annual salary of members of Legislative Assembly equal to annual occupational mean wage estimate for Oregon for prior year, and interim expenses adjusted for cost-of-living. Authorizes $1,000 per month child care allowance. Personal Choice and Responsibility The salary for legislators was set to be a servant of the people. That has changed. The manipulation keeping the public…

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Bill that would require higher OT for Oregon farmworkers lives another day

A proposal to require higher overtime wages for Oregon farmworkers will remain in play for the rest of the 2022 legislative session. The House Business and Labor Committee has voted 7-4 to refer House Bill 4002 to the House Revenue Committee, which isn’t subject to legislative deadlines that cull proposed legislation. “I will continue to advocate for its passage because…

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Original Salem State Capital

HB 3144 Increases Legislators salary

VOTE:NO
Died In Committee

Original Salem State Capital

SB 424 changes assistant attorney general base pay

VOTE:NO
Signed into Law by Gov Brown

SB 493 Setting of prevailing wage for trades

SB 493 VOTE: NO Signed into Law by Gov Brown on May 26, 2021 Status (overview) of bill: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/SB493 This bill changes how the prevailing wage for trade or occupation in a locality is set to be the highest rate of wage among collective bargaining agreements for trade or occupation in locality. Personal Choice and Responsibility Prevailing wages for public…

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Kate Brown Announces More Staffing Additions

Governor Kate Brown has announced several staffing changes, including the appointment of See Eun (pronounced “she-in”) Kim as executive appointments director, effective February 9. In this role, she will engage with a variety of stakeholder groups across the state to identify qualified candidates to serve on Oregon’s more than 250 boards and commissions, while balancing their needs and goals with…

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Government raises outpace all others in pandemic

The Oregon Employment Department reports that the largest gain in median wage during the pandemic was the local government sector at $3.23 hour gain. Compare that to three otehr (sic) industries (transportation, utilities, warehouse) which saw a 20-cent gain. The other services industry average gain was $3.19 per hour and the information industry average gain was $3.15 per hour. For…

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