When given the chance to do the right thing, Oregon Department of Forestry takes a pass
By Senator Lynn Findley and Representative Mark Owens August 3, 2022 If there is one thing we would expect the Oregon Department of Forestry to be intimately familiar with, it would be correctly assessing wildfire risk. Apparently, this is not the case. During the...
Ag overtime bill impacts anybody ‘growing anything out of the ground’
Argus Observer | March 24, 2022 ONTARIO — “I was elected to stand and fight, not run and hide. And while I think it’s a terrible bill and spoke against it, I stood and fought, as I believe that’s my job.” This was the response of Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, to a...
Republican legislators serving large portions of Oregon have tough time advancing their agenda
Oregon Capital Chronicle By: Julia Shumway and Alex Baumhardt - February 15, 2022 Two weeks into Oregon’s legislative session, Democrats are moving forward with plans to pay overtime to farmworkers, create job training programs targeted at people of color and protect...
Help to Farmers and Ranchers Is On The Way From Drought Package
For Immediate Release December 13, 2021 SALEM, Ore. – Today the Senate passed the $98.725 million drought package in the Second Special Session of 2021. The money will go directly to help farmers and ranchers recover from last summer’s heatwave that scorched crops...
Oregon farmers and ranchers likely to see $100 million in fresh state relief
If legislators approve the funding, the money will help rural areas around the state but they’re not likely to see any cash for at least two months Lynne Terry | December 13, 2021| Oregon Capital Chronicle Oregon lawmakers on Monday will consider a disaster relief...
Audience – young and old – pays tribute to Malheur County’s veterans
Rain held off on Thursday, Nov. 11, for Ontario's annual Veterans Day ceremony. Students from Four Rivers Community School showed up to give their thanks. By Les Zaitz - The Enterprise ONTARIO – One by one, the high school students from Four Rivers Community School...
Pandemic Proves Lucrative For State While Oregonians Struggle With Inflation, Republicans Offer Relief
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2021 SALEM, Ore. – Every single revenue forecast since the pandemic began has exceeded expectations. Today’s forecast is more of the same, but now state government coffers are being padded by inflation. The revenue forecast...
Voice for choice grows
Sen. Lynn Findley, Rep. Mark Owens urge Gov. Kate Brown to 'halt and reverse' vaccine mandates Leslie Thompson Argus Observer | Aug 27, 2021 ONTARIO — More and more people are stepping up and voicing their opinion over people having a choice versus being mandated to...
OHA Mandate Rules & Exception Forms
On August 19, Governor Brown announced two mandates requiring health care workers, K-12 educators, staff, and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021. Learn more at https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19. Administrative Rules - Schools...
Malheur County leaders say vaccine mandate could cripple or close schools, ambulance service
State Rep. Mark Owens and Sen. Lynn Findley say Gov. Kate Brown's mandates go too far, forcing teachers, health workers and public employees to choose between what should be a personal medical decision and the jobs that feed their families. Vale Fire Department,...
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