From Dave Hunnicutt
Oregonians In Action
Last month, Utah Governor Gary Herbert approved House Bill 143, a bill that gives the State of Utah the authority to use eminent domain to condemn federal lands within Utah’s borders. At a ceremony for the bill signing, Governor Herbert urged the legislatures of all western states to follow Utah’s lead.
On April 15, we accepted Governor Herbert’s challenge. In the upcoming session of the Oregon legislature, Oregonians In Action will work with the Oregon legislature to pass similar legislation in Oregon. This legislation would provide the biggest economic boost for rural Oregon communities in decades. Faced with skyrocketing unemployment rates, the loss of natural resource industries, and a huge budget deficit, Utah leaders are taking every step possible to revitalize their economy and create family wage jobs for Utah residents. House Bill 143 is a prime example of Utah’s strategy.Read the full article and discuss it »