April 27, 2022

The Perils of Progressive Policies

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As of right now, so-called progressives have been in charge of Portland for decades, the Oregon Legislature for years, the U.S. Senate and Congress and the White House. So what, exactly, do we have to show for it? We are literally surrounded on a daily basis by mounting evidence that the policies they champion continue to fail. Let’s start at…

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March 10, 2021

Let the People Have Their Say

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The fight over vehicle registration fees in Clackamas County has been going on for a very long time now, in some form or another. And throughout the last decade, I have consistently said people have a right to vote for new taxes or fees. sided with the people of this county in opposing it. A previous board of commissioners had approved…

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May 20, 2020

Tootie Smith takes Clackamas County Chair

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MOLLALA, Ore. – Tootie Smith, former Clackamas County Commissioner, state legislator, and government accountability advocate, won Tuesday night’s Clackamas County Chair race against Jim Bernard. She released the following statement: “Thank you to the people of Clackamas County for their support and placing their trust in me. They sent a strong message tonight that they want a county government that…

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