It's hard to know where to start because there are so many screwy items on their agenda.
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Diane Rosenbaum, D-Portland, said the low-carbon fuels legislation remains a top priority that Democrats want to pass early in the session, and controversy surrounding Hayes’ contracts will not derail the bill.
“We think that there’s a process for dealing with that and it will work its way through,” Rosenbaum said of questions surrounding whether Hayes and Kitzhaber misused their public positions to benefit Hayes’ consulting business.
Well, there's her problem right there: she used the words "we think" when it's clear that they're incapable of doing so. They also want to restructure the power grid to eliminate bad electrons so that only good ones can be transmitted. Yep, Democratics want to ban all electricity coming from coal-fired power plants.
The sponsors of the bills are Sen. Chris Edwards, D-Eugene, and Rep Tobias Read, D-Beaverton. But the source of the legislation is the Sierra Club, the Oregon Conservation Network and and Renewable Northwest, which have been pushing a "Beyond Coal" campaign in Oregon for some time.
Gee, what a surprise! As usual, Sierra Club and company are pushing for something that will cost Oregon citizens untold billions of dollars while exerting zero effect upon the global airshed.
PacifiCorp still relies on coal to supply two-thirds of its customers' power across six states, and Portland General Electric for about 30 percent of the energy it delivers in Oregon.
Guess where Porkland Streetcar and Tri-Met get the electricity to run their "Green&Sustainable" rail cars? Yep, PGE.
And as for our dear Porkland Democrat Secretary of State, Korrupt Kate Brown, she's back in front of the legislature, pushing another effort to make voter registration "automatic":
SALEM -- Secretary of State Kate Brown on Monday pitched a new automatic voter registration plan to legislators that she says would add about 300,000 voters to the rolls next year.
Brown, telling the House Rules Committee that her "goal is to put a ballot in the hand of virtually every eligible Oregonian," made several changes aimed at satisfying concerns raised when she first pushed the proposal in 2013.
It's hard to imagine why she and her fellow partisans don't simply call it like it is: the automatic Democrat voter bill.