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Tip Of Our Hat – Issue 119

Thursday, June 30, 2016

tip-hat-graphic-artToday we tip our not-quite-ten-gallon hat to the 2015 Texas legislators, who passed the fewest laws since 1995. Commenting, Governor Greg Abbott shared a timeless truth: “we passed the fewest laws in 20 years, proving that better government doesn’t have to be more government.”

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Tip of Our Hat – Issue 118

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

tip-hat-graphic-artToday we tip our hat to one of our favorite Legislators – Rep. Andy Olson (R-Albany), a recipient of the Trillium Family Services Mental Health Awareness Award.

Andy commented, “I’m extremely honored to say I was selected to receive this award. Mental and behavioral healthcare issues have always been very near to my heart…”

Nice going, Andy – Keep up the good work!

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Tip Of Our Hat – Issue 116

Thursday, May 19, 2016

tip-hat-graphic-artLane County Sheriff Byron Trapp is the only Lane County public servant in our memory to recommend a tax cut. So we give a big, big tip of our hat to Sheriff Trapp for requesting a rate reduction for the public safety levy passed in 2013. Read about this most unusual event here >>>

Way to go, Byron!

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Tip Of Our Hat – Issue 115

Thursday, May 5, 2016

tip-hat-graphic-artA big tip of our top hat to UO Foundation CEO Paul Weinhold and his crew for standing up to students demanding divestment of UO Foundation funds from fossil fuel companies.

In a rare, among universities, show of spine they held fast to their mission of maximizing income for Duck U.

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A Tip Of Our Hat – Issue 113

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

tip-hat-graphic-artToday we give a big tip of our hat to the Lane County Sheriff’s office for using 2013 public safety levy money to open 192 additional jail beds. Is that enough? Not by a long shot. But it’s a good start.

And we tip our hats to Lane County voters for passing the levy!

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Tip of Our Hat – Issue 110

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

tip-hat-graphic-artA big tip of our hat to Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend), who introduced a bill designed to reduce potentially disastrous PERS costs.

Tim – We know public employee unions will fight you tooth & nail, but we applaud your courage and trust in your persistence! Go get ‘em, Tim!

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