February was a busy month. We celebrated Oregon’s 164th birthday on the 14th, and the first big pieces of legislation are working their way through the process.

First, I want to comment on two things that will devastate North Coast jobs.


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Some of these statements are laughable. “ Years ago, the North Coast gave these forests to the state for essentially nothing, with the understanding that it would be managed for our benefit” - yes, the Tillamook Burn destroyed the value of tons of timber land and the lumber companies went bankrupt, so the land was given to the state. How is saving wildlife not “for our benefit”? I sure enjoy the idea that various species will avoid extinction because we cut down a smaller fraction of trees, but obviously Javadi values business interests more than the environment.

Sparky of SoCal

I do not like the direction I believe the homeless spending is going. When broken down by numbers of homeless reported to $ that’s a lot of money for individual. Something stinks like a rotten salmon. I believe the #1 problem with a majority of the homeless is drugs, in particular fentanyl. Some of the proposed money should go to getting the streets free from those kinds of drugs. Any benefits the homeless receive should require a drug test. I have to be subject to drug free to work and pay the taxes for this homeless experiment and feel those recipients of my tax money should also be subject to drug testing. You get rid of the fentanyl and your homeless crisis gets much more controllable.

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