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|Wednesday, August 01, 2007|
Was it a good session for business? Yes, says Kari Chisholm, a political consultant and an editor at blueoregon.com, one of the most prominent left-leaning blogs in the state. He points, as other Democrats do, to the major increase in funding for higher education as one example.
HERE COMES FEB. 4
It’s during the “vacation” time — those months between legislative sessions — that the dirty work on bills gets done: research, input from legislative counsel, handshaking and deal making. And since the Democrats did little or none of that legwork last summer (who would have guessed they’d ever take dual majority?), what got taken care of in the 2007 session was the “easy stuff, the low-hanging fruit,” says Chisholm.
BUT WHAT WILL THEY DO?
Aside from responding to voter initiatives such as Measure 37, nobody’s saying just what the Legislature will take on. Some, like Piccolo, argue that the purpose of the special session is to deal with budget issues alone. The challenge for Republicans, he says, will be to limit or block policy bills from being introduced.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
BY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER
The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.
Friday, April 04, 2014
BY ERIC FRUITS
The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?
Thursday, February 27, 2014
BY ERIC FRUITS
Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?
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