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    Rights and Responsibilities

    Many of the most important public policy debates these days are the result of fundamental disagreements on what, exactly, rights are. Some people are quickly

    Too Little, Too Late

    Housing is, and has been, one of the top issues for the citizens of Clackamas County for years now. The simple fact of the matter

    All About the Economy

    This has been a rough year for households all across the United States, Oregon and Clackamas County. Reckless federal spending policies have reduced the value

    Managing Tax Dollars the Right Way

    I’ve long maintained that government agencies should manage taxpayer dollars the same way individuals and households manage their finances. As chair of the Clackamas County