OSPIRG Latest Blog Posts

If you are a Health Net customer, you may have received a notice in the mail this week. If you did, we urge you to open it.

From the Frontier Group blog: "I hate to call attention to George Will’s latest column – a psycho-political portrait that seeks to explain why liberals supposedly adore high-speed rail. It’s an asinine column, for sure. But it is asinine in a particularly instructive way. For while Will seeks to shine a light on the workings of the progressive mind, he winds up shining a light into his own – and into the minds of the current crop of rail haters."

Another insightful blog post by US DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, this time following a visit to Indiana, where rail equipment manufacturing is on the upswing, along with an increase in good-paying American jobs.

I was on OPB’s Think Out Loud this morning talking about high speed rail. Big thanks to OPB for featuring this important topic. I had three short opportunities to comment, during which I made the following points...

The state transparency website is being updated this week. There are improvements that can be made, including the posting tax subsidy information. Let us know your suggested improvements.

We look forward to a televised floor fight where the question Senators will need to answer is simple: ‘Are you for Wall Street, or Main Street?’

The Oregon legislature gave final approval to an OSPIRG-supported new law that will give homeowners more tools to avoid foreclosure.

Congress finally ended wasteful subsidies to student lenders that diverted billions of dollars annually away from helping more students go to college.

The Oregon Legislature gave final approval to HB 2500 this morning, which sets up a one-stop website for taxpayer spending.