Press Release June 21, 2019

Press Release
June 21, 2019. 12:50pm
Clackamas County Republican Party stands in support of Senate walkout.

Oregon’s 11 Republican Senators have chosen to leave the state and deny a quorum for conducting business. We applaud this action because we have seen what the Democrat super majority can do to us. “They are not doing a good job of listening to ALL of Oregon” (Senator Herman Baertschiger)
So far, they’ve passed 2 billion dollars in sales taxes, something voters have already said “no” to with ballot measure 97, a health care tax has been passed and they’ve even taken part of our kicker away.
HB2020 is a horrible piece of legislation and Senate Republicans “can’t be participating in legislation that we know will devistate Oregonians” (Senator Herman Baertschiger)
But cap and trade isn’t the only reason for this walk out. It is about an unwillingness from the other side to negotiate. It is about unnecessary emergency clauses that hinder the citizens right to refer measures that hurt our businesses and families. It is about denial of testimony from people who come from miles away and want to have a voice in this process. The Senate Republicans are our last line of defense against the dangerous legislation being railroaded through this session. We are happy to see them stand strong and we stand behind them. If they don’t, and the super majority gets its way, they will render this state unaffordable for families to live here.

Traci Hensley
Chair
Clackamas County Republican Party

BCC VRF Resolution

 

Resolution of the Clackamas County Republican Party

 

WHEREAS members of the Clackamas County Republican Party believe that a fee charged to the people by a government entity is a tax; and

WHEREAS members of the Clackamas County Republican Party believe that any taxation should be voted on by the citizens being taxed; and

WHEREAS members of the Clackamas County Republican Party believe that a fee enacted without a vote of the people would constitute taxation without representation;

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Clackamas County Republican Party Central Committee opposes the vehicle registration fee that the Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners recently voted to enact and calls for the fee to be referred to the voters.

The legislature changed the law….the Governor and her staff failed to comply with it.

The abuse of her (Governor Kate Brown) office hiding lawful public records, and subsequently delaying or preventing justice for families, is unacceptable.

From the article:
"The delayed, brief review of his death reflects a widespread pattern that has emerged over the past year and a half. Department of Human Services officials have failed to meet legal deadlines to report child deaths and, when they finally have published them, excluded significant facts about most of the children's lives.

The governor's office said it did not ask the child welfare agency to delay reports highlighting the department's involvement in children's deaths."

This is twice in one month we've heard about an issue Governor Brown's office swears they didn't direct agency heads to withhold from the public....but the fact is, an election might look much different if voters had known this truth before their ballots arrived.
And to be clear...these are Governor Brown's hand-picked agency heads. If she really didn't direct them to withhold information from the public, then she should fire them for dereliction of duty.

The families who have lost a child in our DHS system, some of whom now have no redress because of these delays which have expired statutes of limitations, they deserved better than the corruption of a state agency that refuses to do its job or be transparent to the public.

What will the new supermajority do to hold DHS and Governor Brown accountable?

About the Author:
Julie Parrish, Oregon State Representative HD-37 (completing last term), force behind many measures and bills protecting Oregon citizens, students and veterans.

Article sources: Julie Parrish for Oregon District 37 Facebook Page. CLICK HERE
“Burried: The stet hides how children die on Oregon’s watch” Article from The Oregonian: CLICK HERE

Standard Disclaimer: The opinions stated by the author do not necessarily reflect those of the Clackamas County Republican Party.