When is a difficult choice an easy decision? When all of the choices are good.
That appears to be the situation facing Democratic House District 38 PCPs gathering August 14 to create a list of statute-limited three to five people to replace State Representative Ann Lininger; she was promoted to a Circuit Court judgeship by Governor Kate Brown.
County commissioners from both Clackamas and Multnomah counties will then make the ultimate decision as to which one of those candidates will fill the rest of Rep. Lininger’s term. Her resignation is effective August 15. The appointee must be of the same party — Democratic — as the departing legislator. Continue reading
Rep. Parrish Nixes In-District Meeting on Her Scheme to Drop-Kick Oregon Medicaid
By Peter Toll
West Linn Republican State Rep. Julie Parrish wants to reduce taxes on Oregon’s wealthiest by dropping some 350,000 from the state’s Medicaid rolls. She’s trying to get it on the ballot. Sounds like an Oregon version of the cruel Trump-McConnell-Ryan scheme in Congress.
Our Oregon, a coalition of public employee union members, has called a meeting August 1 in West Linn to give Rep. Parrish a chance to explain herself and, in the process, perhaps listen to what her constituents might say about the matter.
Though Ms. Parrish is usually an unafraid bulldog in front of hostile groups, she has withdrawn her agreement to attend this affair. Undeterred, Our Oregon and the Oregon Nurses Association are going ahead with their “Protect Healthcare Town Hall.” Continue reading
Candidates for appointment to the House District 38 representative position in the Oregon Legislature will be interviewed soon, as Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, has been named to the Clackamas County Circuit Court bench by Governor Kate Brown. Rep. Lininger, a former Clackamas County commissioner, was appointed to the House in 2014 when then Representative Chris Garrett was named to a judgeship in the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Selecting someone to fill the balance of her term (through December, 2018) will be done by county commissioners based on the number of voters in the district. Commissioners will be limited to a list of three to five nominees put forth by the Precinct Committee People in HD 38 and ratified by the Clackamas County Democratic Central Committee. A public meeting will be set for the PCPs to meet the aspirants. Continue reading
Clackamas County Commissioner Martha Schrader and state Rep. Ann Lininger will jointly hold a town hall meeting focused on education on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Lake Oswego City Hall.
This year, the Oregon Legislature made historic investments in the K-12 school and higher education system. All county residents are invited to come share their priorities about education and any other issue.
Lake Oswego City Hall is located at 380 A Ave. The two elected officials will appear at 6 pm.
For more information, members of the public may contact Clackamas County Public Information Officer Tim Heider at 503-742-5911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you’re looking for a solid summary of activities in the recently concluded legislative session, Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, pretty much says it all here. It was a very positive session for Democrats, who held controlling majorities in both houses. Having Democrat Kate Brown in the Governor’s office proved very helpful, too. Were there problems? Of course. We’ll deal with those in another report. Meanwhile, Rep. Lininger’s report is solid.
What happens when a low income tenant is suddenly told they have to move immediately? Up until now, not much.
But if State Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, has her way, that will change.
Lininger, in her first full session, reflects solid Democratic values in helping the less fortunate get a fair shake.