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Officials standing up to governor bodes well for residents


March 7, 2017

We’ve been critical of Gov. Kate Brown’s lack of decisive policies that, if implemented, would benefit the majority of Oregonians, particularly those of us who occupy the majority of the state’s geography.

And so, although we recognize that general intransigence in government likely won’t do us good in the long run, we applaud two newly elected leaders for standing up to Brown on her alternative plans for the Elliott State Forest.

They would be State Treasurer Tobias Read, a Democrat, and Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, a Republican.

First, some brief background: The 82,50...

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