Fagan Ducks Vote to Hold Sex Offenders Accountable

Fagan Ducks Vote to Hold Sex Offenders Accountable

In one of the most startling and cowardly moves this session, Shemia Fagan hid-out to avoid taking a vote that protects children from sexual abuse by public employees. From the press release sent out by the House Republicans: Presently, the statute of limitations for victims to bring a civil suit against public employees for sexual abuse is only two years, compared to a much longer statute of limitation for victims to seek restitution against an abuser who was employed in a private organization. Unbelievably, a victim of sexual abuse has a two-year window to bring a civil suit when their abuser is a public employee (represented by unions that fund Shemia Fagan’s political campaigns). This bill would have closed the loophole that the Department of Justice...

Fagan: Again Taking Credit for Someone Else’s Work

Fagan: Again Taking Credit for Someone Else’s Work

Today, the Oregonian reported that the long-debated Tolbert overpass is going to be a reality. The overpass would re-open a connection proposed to be closed when phase 1 of the sunrise corridor comes in 2015, which currently connects businesses like Oregon Iron Works to the Milwaukie Expressway. The design consideration was a result of a lawsuit filed by affected business owners, ODOT and Clackamas County. However, that didn’t stop Shemia Fagan from taking credit for it, and even filing a bill to make it look like she was somehow involved. About 25 business owners in the area sued ODOT at the beginning of April, demanding that some connection be included in construction. The lawsuit included emails from ODOT officials and OBEC Consulting Engineers discussing...

Fagan’s Clumsy Political Flip Flop Draws Attention

Today, The Oregon Catalyst reported on the “progress” that Shemia Fagan has made on her doomed priority bill to exempt voter registration of minors from public disclosure. We reported on her “change of heart” after voting against a Republican proposal to do just that. From The Oregon Catalyst: HB 3493 did not receive a work session prior to today’s deadline. Any bills that haven’t already received hearings or work session before the deadline are essentially dead – going nowhere. This bill of Rep. Fagan’s is one of them. This bill and hearing are an obvious attempt by Rep. Fagan to play CYA – because she realizes that her vote on March 26th was a bad vote. Translation: Fagan used a valuable priority bill that could have been used...

“I voted for it after I voted against it”

“I voted for it after I voted against it”

Today, Fagan flip-flopped faster than Representative Parrish’s famous floor footwear. Shortly after Following Fagan pointed out the party-line vote House Democrats made to make your children’s personal information available to anyone who asked – Fagan dropped a bill that matches the Republican proposal to protect their privacy … the same bill she voted against. So why the change of heart? Why was it such a bad idea when it came from Republicans that she couldn’t vote for it, but she is now championing the issue? Maybe she realized that giving your children’s information to high-pressure political activists and campaign recruiters was repugnant – although her campaign benefits from the work of the Bus Project and others that...

Fagan Votes to Make Your Child’s Personal Info Public.

Fagan Votes to Make Your Child’s Personal Info Public.

Today, HB 2988 passed the house, automatically registering children to vote when they receive their driver’s license. Although they won’t be allowed to vote until they are 18, they won’t have to go to the trouble of registering. But what happens before they turn 18? All their private information will be public record, accessible by anyone who makes the request for it. Republicans issued a minority report, which would have shielded your children’s personal information from public record, but Fagan voted against it. Makes sense, given Fagan is supported heavily by the Bus Project, the  left-wing political advocacy group that buses children from downtown Portland into the suburbs to canvass door-to-door for liberal candidates. If this were...