Oregon

SALEM, Ore. (March 16, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Oregon Senate would require state courts to fully inform jurors of their right to use discretion when rendering verdicts in felony trials. Sen. Kim Thatcher (R – Keizer) introduced Senate Bill 924 (SB924) on March 2. The legislation would require the court to instruct…

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 15, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Oregon House would establish a hemp seed certification program, an important step paving the way for faster development of Oregon’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal prohibition in effect. Rep. Carl Wilson (R-Grants Pass) introduced House Bill 2371 (HB2371) on Jan. 9. The legislation…

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 11, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Oregon House would allow local school districts to opt out of Common Core standards. Passage of the legislation would take an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state. Rep. Carl Wilson (R-Grants Pass) and Rep. Sal Esquivel (R-Medford) introduced House Bill…

SALEM, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – On Sunday, an Oregon law went into effect that bans the use of weaponized drones and takes the first step toward limiting data collected by drone surveillance under the current law. The legislation not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the…

rump-riot-map_orig   Various factions of the George Soros network are continuing civil unrest in liberal cities across the nation.  Some victims are being dragged from cars at road blocks and beaten by thugs who take part in these random protests.  In one Oregon protest, onlookers cheered on the beating of a lone dissenter with the phrase; “Love Trumps Hate”.   As the lawlessness continues, many local governments are actually encouraging the violence […]

On this episode of Tenther Tuesday, Mike Maharrey and Michael Boldin talk about a state effort to take on the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money, blocking new gun control on a local level and some nullification strategy.  One of the simplest actions states can take to break the Federal Reserve monopoly on money is to…

SALEM, Ore. (May 20, 2016) – Two years after voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved the first marijuana licenses under the state’s recreational marijuana system. This represents one more step toward nullifying federal marijuana in practice in the state. In 2014 the state voters approved Measure 91, legalizing recreational…

Recently, several states have taken steps toward expanding their marijuana markets by removing restrictions on out of state investors, a move that will serve to further nullify federal prohibition in effect. According to the LA Times, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board amended its rule to allow out-of-state investors to finance recreational marijuana businesses.…

SALEM, Ore. (March 30, 2016) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill into law that relaxes state hemp licensing requirements, making the crop more like other agricultural products. The measure opens up the hemp market to small and individual farmers, paving the way for faster development of Oregon’s hemp market, and further nullifying federal…