Dennis Richardson Unveils Oregon Reboot Plan

State Representative and candidate for Governor Dennis Richardson has unveiled the first cut of The Oregon Reboot - a plan that will reboot Oregon's economy, reform its education system, and restore trust in state government.

The first leg of the plan deals with rebooting Oregon's struggling economy. Oregon has endured 18 consecutive years of unemployment higher than the national average. Last month, as the U.S. economy continued to improve, Oregon's unemployment rate actually ticked up to 7.2 percent.

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Here's the plan:

Equal Pay for Women

Our current governor believes that appointing a committee to study the issue of pay equity will solve the fact that his office pays women only 79¢ for every dollar he pays men. My office will lead by example and make sure everyone is paid equally for equal work. (My wife and 8 daughters know, as Governor I won’t need a study to tell me women should receive equal pay for equal work.)

Lt. Governor Focused on International Trade

Out of my office budget, I will appoint a Lieutenant Governor focused on cultivating international relationships and operating trade offices in Oregon’s top export countries.

Medical Pioneers

In the same way Oregon has rejected Federal authority over medical marijuana, we will enable terminally ill patients the freedom to access medical discoveries not yet approved by the FDA, when such medicines have been researched, developed and manufactured in Oregon.

Coal on the Columbia It’s time to resurrect energy exports from this Governor’s job growth graveyard. The Morrow Pacific project will allow for environmentally responsible, closed-container coal exports out of Oregon ports. The project will bring $242 million in infrastructure investment to the state, create over 3,000 jobs, many of which will be union jobs, and provide $800,000 per year in self-assessed taxes to benefit local schools.

Moving Products and People

We need to create a 2015 transportation infrastructure package starting with highest priority shovel-ready or STIP projects. Instead of squandering millions and lining the pockets of political cronies while planning for a bridge that never gets built, the Richardson administration will target priority-based projects identified as those with highest need and greatest payoff. I also believe we need to invest in a long term transportation project like the creation of an East-West interstate highway from Coos Bay to Ontario.

Water for Food and Jobs

Without harming fish, we can draw a part of Oregon’s share of Columbia River water to irrigate 30,000 acres of new farmland, creating 1,400 new jobs.

Fighting the Feds for Healthy Forests and Communities

The Governor is a state’s greatest asset in lobbying the Federal government. I will take the lead in bringing a Western States coalition of Governors to go before Congress, the President and National Media to demand sustainable timber harvests on Federal land. I will not sit idly by and watch our state’s economy and environment continue to go up in flames.

Learn more about Dennis Richardson here

RNC Announces "Principles for American Renewal"

Yesterday, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus delivered remarks on the GOP's "Principles for American Renewal," which outline the core ideas driving the Republican Party and policy makers. The principles unite Republicans as a party and demonstrate the commitment the party has for better leadership in America.

Reince Priebus made the following remarks during the unveiling:

"Republicans across the country have the ideas to get Americans back to work and to get our country back on the right track, and these eleven principles are a good tool to ensure our ideas become a reality. Election Day is only 33 days away, and it is important that the party, now more than ever, inform voters of the difference between the Obama agenda and responsible solutions for our country."

Priebus Oregon Republican Party Chairman, Art Robinson agreed with Priebus, stating the following:

"These principles cover 11 key topics: jobs, spending, health care, our veterans, national security, education, poverty, values, energy, immigration and, most importantly, the Constitution. These are the things that most voters are concerned with, as opposed to the radical agenda that Barack Obama and the Democrats are trying to ram down our throats. The principles unify every local and state party across the country and signify a solid stand against President Obama's declared mission to 'fundamentally transform America'.

Oregon's Measure 91 And Out-Of-State Money

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Americans do not like to be manipulated, deceived or misled, whether it has to do with buying a car, a house, choosing a candidate for office, or casting an informed vote. Just such a deception will occur in the Measure 91 Campaign promoting recreational use of marijuana, and the people of Oregon will again be the victims of big money special interests.

One example of that deception is found in New Approach Oregon's claim that 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in Oregon in 2012. That claim is patently FALSE and misleading.

Why I am a Republican

Sharon DayEvery day, our College Republicans continue to do a great job of reaching out to their fellow millenials to share why they should be Republican. Their well thought out strategy has included doing survey research, focus groups, town halls and video messaging.

As leaders in our party, I want to share with you their latest video. You may view it here.

But to be honest, just watching this video is not enough…we need to use our social media contacts to get their message out so please share this video on your facebook, twitter, pinterest and with any and all lists you may have.

Also, make sure it’s posted on your State Party website to show that our Republican Party has not lost the trust of the millenials. The more people see what the Republican Party has to offer…especially to young people…and in their voices…the better our chances will be for victory not just in November, but victory for our country’s future.

Don't Mess with the Current Party System. Vote NO on 90.

The Top Two Primary is an attempt to limit the ability of voters to have a say in who represents them. It shuts out minor parties and forces voters to choose from just two major party candidates in the fall election.

Oregon has a rich history of “minor” political parties that provide a voice for voters who don’t identify with either of the two major political parties. These parties cover the full spectrum of political opinions. Since the founding of our state, voters have been able to choose from a diverse list of parties and candidates on their General Election ballots.

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