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Jeff Molinari of Milwaukie and Sandra Hulden of Oregon City look at upcoming legislative session

It is time for Oregon taxpayers to sound off to our legislators who are entering into a 35-day session to draft a climate-change policy. We need to remind them that the people of Oregon are in charge. 

We also need to remind our governor and Legislature that they were elected to serve, not rule. Climate change has been going on since the beginning of time. Nothing we do can change that. It goes in cycles. Whoever came up with this hoax has made millions or even billions off of us for many years, and laughed all the way to the bank.

Rather than create a new climate-change policy, our taxpayer dollars would be better spent on education, roads, infrastructure, etc. Let's take back our state and stop the corruption in Salem.

Jeff Molinari

Milwaukie

Get on with helping us

On Feb. 2, Oregon State Legislature will start a new session. I do hope those involved in the governing process will remember there are not two groups : us (politicians) and them (citizens/voters). The issues of Oregon concern we the people.

Whether a senator or representative, they must focus on the public not themselves or their status.

Democracy is a service not a sideline or about campaigning. Honesty and sincere effort seem to have been discarded by Oregon politicians. Each of them was elected to improve Oregon in myriad ways. Get on with it!

Sandra Hulden

Oregon City

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