By Peter Toll
State Senate Chamber
Oregonians have made it clear state-wide that they live here or moved here because of our natural beauty, which is enhanced by equally clean air and water, some of the best in the U.S.
People say they are willing, in the same independent Oregon Values survey, to spend money to enhance those qualities that are hallmarks in their way of life. But that’s not all.
Oregonians are equally concerned about the quality of public education we are providing our children. They don’t like it, and they’re willing to pay more to improve it.
So how does that manifest with our Clackamas County legislators? We’ll look at the senators in this report and the House members in subsequent write-ups. Continue reading
By Peter Toll
Commissioner John Ludlow was up to his usual low standards of misrepresentation at the February 13 meeting of the Clackamas County Commissioners when he said that according to a state-wide study, “government spending and taxation are the number one concern” of Oregon citizens.
He said he and other commissioners learned about the study when they attended a recent Clackamas Business Alliance meeting. However, his memory is either self-serving or mistaken when it comes to the study. In fact, he is dead wrong.
#1 Public Education
Of most interest to Oregonians, according to the summary of the survey, is Public Education, especially the kindergarten through high school senior level. Oregonians appreciate the value of education and want their elected officials to improve it. Continue reading