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House majority leader Mary Nolan had a blog entry on Satan's Post, I mean, Huffington Post Wednesday about the success of Measures 66 and 67. I've abridged it here for your curiosity, and in case you don't feel like giving Ariana the extra hits:
Voters around the nation are frustrated - even angry. They are desperate for strong leaders and bold initiatives that fulfill their hopes and make good on the promise of change and the pledge to put Main Street first. Yesterday, Oregon legislators showed how to do it.
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Corporate lobbyists, for their part, viewed the election as a challenge to their power and influence in the State Capitol, and deployed a series of dirty tricks in an attempt to scapegoat teachers and homecare workers. The voters, however, spoke loud and clear, declaring that basic fairness is more important than the agenda of special interests.
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Oregon now has a chance to be a leader to the rest of the nation. Those in Massachusetts and Washington DC can and should learn this lesson: Progressive solutions to great challenges - backed by courage, conviction and hard work - will win support. We invite elected leaders and determined citizens everywhere to follow our lead.