Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Salem, Ore. - HB 2847 and HB 2867 passed unanimously in the House and Senate during the last week of legislative session. Both bills were chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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Commentary: Did Oregonians Vote for That?

Commentary: Did Oregonians Vote for That?

Commentary by, Representative E. Werner Reschke & Representative Carl Wilson

As the legislature enters the final week of the 2019 session, Senate Republicans have left the State Capitol in protest of many things. Their absence means many policy & budget bills remain unpassed. However, a continuing resolution, passed and signed before Senate Republicans left, will keep state government humming along for at least the next 3 months.

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Oregon Rep. Reschke to speak at 2019 KCC commencement ceremony

Oregon Rep. Reschke to speak at 2019 KCC commencement ceremony

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Klamath Community College is pleased to announce that Oregon State Representative E. Werner Reschke will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2019 commencement ceremony, which will take place on June 14, at 6 p.m. at the KCC campus.

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Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Governor signs bill providing high-speed broadband internet

Salem, Ore. – House Bill 3061 was signed by Governor Brown on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

House Bill 3061 amends ORS 271 to allow municipalities to transfer property acquired from government entities to private corporations if used to provide broadband internet services to the citizens. It allows a political subdivision to waive and relinquish interest within 20 years of the transfer if such action is determined to be in the public interest.

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Bill brings Eternal Hills Funeral Home resolution, clean-up of cemetery scheduled for May 4

Bill brings Eternal Hills Funeral Home resolution, clean-up of cemetery scheduled for May 4

Salem, Ore. – “This frustrating circumstance with Eternal Hills Funeral Home was caused by an owner who failed in their responsibilities to the families they served with a blatant disregard to the state regulatory agencies," said Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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Bill qualifies Licensing for Military Spouses

Bill qualifies Licensing for Military Spouses

Salem, Ore. – HB 3030 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Thursday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls) who worked with Rep. McLane, Klamath County Commissioners, and Col. Jeff Smith, Commander 173rd Fighter Wing.

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Bill qualifies benefits for Sky Lakes Medical Center

Bill qualifies benefits for Sky Lakes Medical Center

Salem, Ore. – HB 2847 passed in a unanimous vote on the House Floor on Monday. The bill was chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

The measure expands the list of hospitals, to include Sky Lakes Medical Center, as a hospital classified as a rural referral center and also classified as a sole community hospital, and whose medical staff may qualify for rural medical provider tax credit. Eligible providers…

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Lobbying for their future, and $2.2 million

Lobbying for their future, and $2.2 million

When senior Madison Mefford learned that Gilchrist Junior-Senior High School was at risk of losing small school funding and classes and programs that funding provides, she jumped at the chance to do something about it.

Mefford was among 10 students from Gilchrist, Lost River, Chiloquin and Bonanza high schools who, as members of Klamath County School District’s Legislative Team, traveled to the Capitol in Salem Monday to testify before the House Committee on Education. They urged lawmakers to support a bill that would guarantee their schools continue to receive $2.2 million in small school funding.

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Op-Ed: Clear and Strong Goals Set for 2019

Op-Ed: Clear and Strong Goals Set for 2019

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, Oregon State Representative House District 56

Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls), announced his agenda for 2019 Legislative Session after Swearing-in at opening ceremonies on the Oregon House Chamber Floor. "My goals are clear and simple, to represent the needs of this district and look for opportunities to expand Liberty to all Oregonians,” said Rep. Reschke.

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Hundreds Attend Hearing on Jordan Cove Pipeline

Hundreds Attend Hearing on Jordan Cove Pipeline

Over 300 people attended a standing room only hearing on the Jordan Cove Energy Project at Klamath Community College Monday night. For two and a half hours, supporters and opponents of the project were able to voice opinions. The hearing was held as an opportunity for the public to specifically voice opinions on the removal-fill permit application. A process required by the State of Oregon for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project.

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Op-Ed: The Real Cost of Marijuana

Op-Ed: The Real Cost of Marijuana

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, Oregon State Representative House District 56

You probably have been told about the wonderful things that could happen in Klamath Falls if the people would vote to “lift the ban” on the recreational retail sale of marijuana. At first blush, the idea may actually sound good — expanding liberty (letting people choose for themselves) and adding revenue to our budget-strapped schools and law enforcement. However, retail marijuana is a short-term band-aid to address serious budgeting issues.

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Op-Ed: Letter in Opposition to Dam Removal Along the Klamath River

Op-Ed: Letter in Opposition to Dam Removal Along the Klamath River

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, State Representative District 56 of Oregon.

I stand in firm opposition to dam removal along the Klamath River. For multiple generations these dams have provided exemplary flood control, and abundance of clean, renewable, reliable and affordable power for the region, in addition to recreational enjoyment.

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Op-Ed: Political Theater

Op-Ed: Political Theater

Op-Ed Commentary by, E. Werner Reschke, State Representative, District 56

The Governor has called a special session of the Oregon legislature for the week of May 21st. According to the Governor, the purpose of this special session is to pass one bill which will address an “obvious inequity in Oregon’s tax system”. With the changes to the Federal Tax code passed by President Trump in 2018…

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Reschke Provides Statement on State Tuition Assistance for Oregon National Guard

Reschke Provides Statement on State Tuition Assistance for Oregon National Guard

Klamath Falls News received the following statement from Representative E. Werner Reschke (R-Dist. 56) co-sponsor of House Bill 4035 after the Oregon Governors Office announced the signing of the bill into law. HB4035 is also known as the tuition assistance bill for Oregon National Guard Members.

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Op-Ed: Our First Amendment Rights Depend on the Second

Op-Ed: Our First Amendment Rights Depend on the Second

Op-Ed Commentary by E. Werner Reschke

The tragic deaths of 17 students in Parkland, Florida is a grim reality we must all face. In addition to the tribulation, once again we hear the political rhetoric that guns are bad, therefore guns should be banned. The idea of keeping children safe while at school is one in which we all can agree. However, banning guns from law abiding citizens runs contrary to a foundational principle that as Americans we have a natural right to protect ourselves — and the right to bear arms.

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