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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.

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.

Women in history, kids in school and Gomberg on TV

At the edge of the ceiling in the House chamber, names are painted of people consequential to Oregon history. I suppose they were listed there to inspire us below. But sadly, of the hundred or so names, only three are women.

Money, cooperation and a kicker

Certainly the most significant news coming out of Salem is the quarterly revenue "forecast."

Cool bills, cold weather and COVID

Late Sunday I received news that all legislative business Monday and Tuesday is cancelled. An ice storm swept through the mid-Willamette Valley Friday night, downing trees and causing widespread power outages. Salem has declared an emergency.

Rep. Gomberg announces wildfire recovery public hearings

Representative David Gomberg has announced a special opportunity for wildfire survivors to share their experiences with the House Special Committee on Wildfire Recovery tasked with identifying solutions and support for Oregonians affected by the Labor Day wildfires.

At long last – Happy New Year!

I'm sure most of us will be happy to see 2020 fade in the rear-view mirror. From pandemic to wildfire to repeated clashes between protesters and police, this year has pushed us to our limits. As the year comes to a close, we all need to take a mask-covered breath and give some thought to how we can do better moving forward.

December is now upon us

I truly believe that even in the face of all that this year has thrown at us, that we are fortunate to have family and friends we can count on to help us get through difficult times.

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