Tell state Senator Alan DeBoer it’s Time to Represent Us!* Town Halls in Medford (July 25) and Talent (July 26).
State Sen Alan DeBoer is having a Town Hall! And We have Questions!
Oregon state Senator Alan DeBoer, the freshman Republican legislator elected last year to complete the term of the late Senator Alan Bates, has scheduled two town hall meetings next week to hear his constituents’ thoughts and concerns about the legislative session that ended earlier this month.
Here are some questions we hope Senator DeBoer will answer:
—Senator, will you publicly oppose Referendum 301, and tell your Republican colleagues in the state legislature to stop playing politics with Oregonian Medicaid?
At the close of the 2017 session, the state legislature managed to rescue Medicaid in Oregon by passing the Health Care Provider Tax (HB 2391) with bipartisan support, so that Oregonians would not have to worry about losing their Medicaid. The measure ensures that some 370,000 Oregonians retain coverage through the coming two-year budget cycle, and also lowers health care premiums for some 200,000 Oregonians.
But now, Referendum 301— sponsored by three Republican state legislators — puts our health care back in jeopardy. We have experienced more than enough health care shenanigans at the federal level. Oregonians need peace of mind, not endless political games!
—Senator, will you fight for Oregon students, seniors and working families, and support meaningful Tax Reform that ensures that corporations pay their fair share, so we can make the investments we need to move our state forward?
In the 2017 session, the legislature failed to muster sufficient votes for a potentially game-changing proposed Commercial Activities Tax (CAT), that would have provided a stable funding base for Oregon schools and programs for mental health, seniors, and the disabled, while protecting family and small business incomes.
Background Information on Oregon State Legislature:
Oregon’s state legislature consists of a 60-member House of Representatives and a 30-member Senate. You can sign up for newsletters from your state legislators and even alerts on particular bills on their website. Another valuable resource is Oregon Live.
*Thank you to Eleanor Ponomareff for completing the research and submitting this CTA.
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