Monday, July 26, 2021
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Warm days mean farmers markets and summer programs for kids

I wanted to take some time this week to celebrate our remarkable Farmers and Artisan Markets that grace nearly every community across the district.

Summertime and session wrap up

The 2021 Long Session of the Legislature was the most expensive in Oregon history, approaching $30 Billion in basic spending. And that was all done behind a closed door of the Capital.

Local legislative wins and losses

I tend not to write "big bills" of statewide consequence. Instead I focus on proposals with a necessary consequence to our district and our special part of Oregon.

Dollars and Sense

Today I'm looking at a general session overview. And next week I'll cover legislation with a local focus. Your House District 10 team and the Coastal Caucus had a busy session and I am so proud of our accomplishments.

Central Coast wins big as legislature adjourns

When the 2021 Legislative Session concluded late Saturday, Lincoln County quietly emerged as one of the big winners.

Ward 1 City Councilor Special Election

A special election for Ward 1 City Councilor will be held on Sept. 21, to fill the vacancy left by Diana Hinton, who resigned for family reasons in April.

Politics being played with your money

You know best how to spend your money, not Portland politicians that just can't help but to keep every dollar they possibly can. It is extremely disappointing.

Public Records Advocate to become independent

SALEM — The Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 500 Wednesday on a vote of 28-1. Under the legislation, the public records advocate will become an independent office, giving it separation from the Governor and political influence.

Fire response on the fast track

District 10 was hit hard over the 2020 Labor Day Weekend by the Echo Mountain fires and we are only now beginning to build back.

Gomberg delivers moving Memorial Day message

Representative David Gomberg (Central Coast) delivered a powerful Memorial Day message to the Oregon House of Representatives Thursday.

Merkley to hold remote town hall for Lincoln County

Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley on Thursday, June 3, will hold a remote and telephone town hall for constituents in Lincoln County.

Wahlke leads in initial election results

With 99 percent of the votes counted so far, below are the initial Lincoln County election results from County Clerk Dana Jenkins’ office as of 10:15 p.m. Jenkins will certify the election in a few weeks.

Tax Day Forces Oregonians to Cough Up Part of Their Stimulus Checks

This year, money that was meant to give people relief during the depths of the pandemic will now end up in the hands of Democrats who control the government.

The hits just keep on coming

One thing for sure, it is not boring in Salem. There has been so much going on with bills, ARPA funds, county funds, city funds, budgets from every Oregon state department and group.

Mother’s Day, helping kids & funding local projects

Getting our kids safely back to school and our families back to work is critical to making sure our "new normal" is a better normal.

Gomberg votes no on off-target gun bill

SALEM — A new law that could have costly impacts for law-abiding gun owners is headed back to the state senate after passing 34-24 in the Oregon House of Representatives Thursday, May 29.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

We are dedicating this newsletter to the restaurant revitalization fund details for all the bars, restaurants, bakeries, brewpubs, and food trucks up and down the coast.

Candidate Forse withdraws: ‘Vote for Don Williams’

Candidate John Forse is withdrawing from Lincoln City's mayoral race and wants voters to give former mayor Don Williams the job.

Oregon House passes natural disaster legislation

Salem -- Oregon House Democrats David Gomberg and Pam Marsh, who saw first-hand the impact wildfires had last year, have introduced legislation to help victims rebuild and address future tax implications.

The good, the bad and the uncertain

Slowly but surely is the message from Salem. This week I'm detailing the good, the bad and the uncertain.

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