Today's News: May 27, 2011
Happy Friday! The long weekend is almost upon us, and it may even be partly, temporarily sunny where you are.
The Oregonian reports that there is growing momentum in the legislature for tapping the Education Stability Fund in order to reduce the number of cuts school districts are facing. House Majority Leader Dave Hunt summed it up: "It's in the Education Stability Fund. Do we leave it under a mattress or invest it in our kids? I think that's an easy choice."
Meanwhile, a federal judge in Medford has blocked a foreclosure and issued a stinging rebuke of the mortgage industry's foreclosure practices. That sent industry lobbyists running to the legislature, looking to gut and stuff a bill in order to protect their procedures.
Did you miss the rally in Salem last Friday? You can check out a short video we put together of the event here: http://youtu.be/TAgzJi6GHdw.