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    Oregon’s Small Farms Under Bureaucratic Assault

    Oregon’s Small Farms Under Bureaucratic Assault

    Small farms throughout Oregon are drowning in a rising tide of regulations. With no popular support for legislative changes, the elites are relying on top-down, backroom methods to expand the regulative state. More specifically, these bureaucrats are leaning on newfangled...

    The TRUTH Behind Oregon’s Fentanyl State of Emergency

    On January 30th, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson, and Governor Tina Kotek declared a state of emergency in a last-ditch effort to address the state’s deadly fentanyl crisis which has already claimed thousands of lives....

    Governor Cancels Tolling Projects: Lawmakers and Citizens React

    Published on KATU ABC 2 Oregon lawmakers, including State Reps. Annessa Hartman, Courtney Neron, and Jules Walters, along with Clackamas County Chair Tootie Smith, have commended Governor Tina Kotek's decision to halt tolling projects on interstates 5 and 205, emphasizing the...

    Putting Public Safety First

    In Clackamas County, public safety isn't just a talking point thrown around to win cheap political points – it's a priority. This commission has remained steadfast in its commitment to end the importation of disastrous policies of Portland Creep. This...

    We can stop tolling permanently!

    Plans are underway to toll the essential freeways we rely on every day in Clackamas County for our transportation needs, but we can stop it! Some people might not know this, but the Portland metropolitan area is already under study...

    Just Say No to Measure 110

    It’s well past time to admit the obvious: Measure 110, which decriminalized extremely dangerous drugs, has been a disaster. Presented to voters as the “Drug Addiction and Recovery Act,” this ill-conceived measure is actively destroying the quality of life for...

    Expanding Housing Options in Rural Oregon: Senate Bill 1013’s Impact on RV Living

    Published on TheChronicleOnline.com Senate Bill 1013 offers a pragmatic solution to the housing shortage in rural Oregon by allowing the placement of one recreational vehicle on rural residential properties, effectively broadening housing options. Championed by Senators Cedric Hayden, David Brock...

    It’s official: There will be no tolling on I-5 or I-205 for at least the next couple of years.

    Governor Kotek has directed the Oregon Department of Transportation to put a stop to those plans until 2026. At one point, it was considered inevitable. We were told it was a foregone conclusion. But those of us who were against...

    Investing in Our Communities

    As the chair of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners, one of my most important jobs is to ensure that we spend public resources in ways that best benefit our residents. Not only does that include county property tax revenues,...

    The Short End of the Stick

    For over 40 years, Clackamas County has lacked the ability to control its own destiny. That’s how long the county and its residents have been subjected to the additional layer of government, bureaucracy, taxation and regulations that have accompanied our...