Your Next Employee Can Be a Criminal in Oregon

Ban the Box PART IIHouse Bill 3025 goes into effect in January 2016 and prevents employers from asking about applicant’s criminal history on their job application. This law is social engineering at its worst and illustrative as to why new businesses with employees should not relocate to Oregon. Continue reading Your Next Employee Can Be a Criminal in Oregon

Dembrow’s Portland Economic Kingdom Threatens Control Over Minimum Wage Self Determination

PDX Empire BuildingSen. Portland-D Senator Dembrow wants Oregon to have three minimum wage regions, with a Portland-centric high minimum wage pressed on Washington and Clackamas counties to pay for Portland’s high cost of living. Continue reading Dembrow’s Portland Economic Kingdom Threatens Control Over Minimum Wage Self Determination

Ban the Box is Bad Business, No Matter Where

Muddy Box TurtleLame duck Portland Mayor Charlie Hales doesn’t think the Oregon legislated law that forbids companies asking about criminal history before a job is offered doesn’t go far enough.  Brace yourself for increased costs for social engineering that puts your business at increased risk. Continue reading Ban the Box is Bad Business, No Matter Where

Portland, But Not Oregon, Needs Rent Control

“The portion of income Portlanders can expect to devote to housing has increased from 25 to 35 percent. Renters moving from major West Coast cities are used to paying 40 to 50 percent of their income for housing” – Yes, Rent Control. Continue reading Portland, But Not Oregon, Needs Rent Control

Community College Bound Oregon High School Grads Reveal an Uncomfortable Truth in Oregon Education

75% of Oregon high school grads who go straight to community college must take remedial classes, indicating that the high school diploma they received is no indication they have achieved goals of a high school education. Continue reading Community College Bound Oregon High School Grads Reveal an Uncomfortable Truth in Oregon Education

Oregon Needs to Stop Passing the Trash in Politics

What do David Wu , Bob Packwood and John Kitzhaber have in common? Yes, they all resigned their offices in shame. But worse, the clouds which overhung and eventually caused them to resign were known factors to those who elected and supported them. Oregon needs to stop passing the political trash. Continue reading Oregon Needs to Stop Passing the Trash in Politics

Rethink Kitzhaber Because of Cylvia Hayes Federal Immigration Crime

Cylvia Hayes admits that she did it for money – $5000 – for a laptop and graduate school expenses.  Cylvia Hayes admitted her criminal behavior only after being exposed. Continue reading Rethink Kitzhaber Because of Cylvia Hayes Federal Immigration Crime