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The following statement from the UCRCC executive committee was shared with the Union County commissioners at the September 16 public hearing:
The Union County Republican Executive Committee urges caution on the issue of recreational marijuana usage. Rather than risk a negative impact on our quality of life in Union County, we believe the county should slow down and “opt-out” at this time to further evaluate the serious concerns that currently exist. We know that many professional medical organizations, including the AMA, are either opposed to recreational use or are urging extreme caution. We note the concern of local law enforcement and that the voters of Union County have voted to opt-out at this time. For all these reasons we recommend a YES vote on the issue of opt-out for recreational marijuana use.
Disclaimer: I have absolutely nothing against folks who immigrate to the United States legally in an orderly manner. If they want to come here, I think they should learn English, American history and culture, study our constitution, respect our laws and salute our American Stars & Stripes flag. In short; they should assimilate and be proud to be an American. I was once fluent in the Spanish language and I lived in Venezuela for two years. Skin color is not the issue. I love the people from Mexico, Central America and South America. I don’t like their culture. The issue is enforcement of the rule of law. If the Mexican “culture” is imported to the United States I think it would be a disaster: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/01/05/mexico-president-5-challenges-in-2015/21282601/
Case in point: California. Please don’t Cali fornicate the United States: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/27/california-wins-worst-state-to-do-business-for-11th-year/
Most Democrats think illegal immigrants should vote! http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2015/most_democrats_think_illegal_immigrants_should_vote
Obama is fundamentally changing America by releasing criminal illegal immigrants into the general populace rather than deporting them: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/28/center-for-immigration-studies-report-obama-administration-still-releasing-criminal-aliens-at-a-rapid-pace/
Because of the growing number of entitlement-minded voters, Hillary Clinton can run as her true self: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/18/projecting-minorities-will-be-13-of-16-electorate-hillary-running-as-most-liberal-dem-frontrunner-in-decades/
VIDEO: America is the most generous country in the world: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2015/05/27/michelle-malkin-eviscerates-liberal-professor-on-generousity-of-americans-illegal-immigration-n2004375
VIDEO: Jorge Ramos of the Fusion Network invites Ann Coulter for a little chat on immigration: http://fusion.net/video/139852/jorge-ramos-ann-coulter-interview/
More on the Ann Coulter interview: http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2015/05/27/ramos-can-stay-but-matt-lauer-has-to-go-n2004713
Illegal immigrant reveals a desire to limit American free speech rights: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/05/28/illegal-alien-v-ann-coulter-on-jorge-ramos-fusion-illegal-reveals-desire-to-limit-americans-free-speech-rights/
Some studies suggest that there are 30 million undocumented immigrants in America. A very large percentage are from Mexico. To put that in perspective; it is interesting to note that the entire population of Mexico is around 120 million. If the Mexican culture is so great…why are they only swimming one way? http://townhall.com/tipsheet/townhallcomstaff/2015/05/27/draft-n2004374
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There are 10 minimum wage bills that will be up for hearings and public testimony on Monday, April 13th.
They are 6 Senate bills (SB 610, SB 327, SB 130, SB 332, SB 597, SB 682) that will be heard in the Senate Workforce Committee 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. This will be invited testimony only.
Summary of minimum wage bills: 7 of the bills raise minimum wage from a low of $10.75/hr by 2016 to a high of $15.00/hr by 2018. 3 of the bills repeal the current state pre-emption statute regarding minimum wage and would grant statutory authority to local governments to set minimum wage.
These bills hurt those people they are intended to help the most and are well intentioned bad policy. Many young people and others with special challenges have a very difficult time getting into the job market already. Here is a reminder why by the great Milton Friedman. It should be obvious to lawmakers that we need more job opportunities, not less, unfortunately, SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.
The evening of Monday, April 13th will be a joint House & Senate Committee public hearing – probably 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. This is the time to arrive in person and provide your testimony.
IF YOU CANNOT APPEAR IN PERSON PLEASE PROVIDE WRITTEN TESTIMONY SHARING HOW AN INCREASE IN MINIMUM WAGE WILL AFFECT YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES. SEND YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY TO EACH COMMITTEE MEMBER OR TO THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR REQUESTING YOUR TESTIMONY BE DISTRIBUTED TO EACH COMMITTEE MEMBER.
SENATE WORKFORCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS & CONTACT:
|Chair||Senator Michael Dembrow|
|Member||Senator Sara Gelser|
|Member||Senator Tim Knopp|
|Member||Senate Democratic Leader Diane Rosenbaum|
|Vice-Chair||Senator Kim Thatcher|
|Committee Administrator||Matthew Germer||503-986-1509|
|Committee Assistant||Carrie Ward||503-986-1510|
HOUSE BUSINESS & LABOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND CONTACT:
|Member||Representative Greg Barreto|
|Vice-Chair||Representative Brent Barton|
|Member||Representative Margaret Doherty|
|Member||Representative Sal Esquivel|
|Member||Representative Paul Evans|
|Member||Representative Shemia Fagan|
|Member||Representative Dallas Heard|
|Chair||Representative Paul Holvey|
|Vice-Chair||Representative Bill Kennemer|
|Member||Representative Rob Nosse|
|Member||Representative Jim Weidner|
|Committee Administrator||Jan Nordlund||503-986-1557|
|Committee Assistant||Matthew Puckett||503-986-1520|