Ricardo Lujan watched from the balcony as his baby, HB 4141, was passed on the House floor. Ricardo is an SOU alumni, legislative director for the Oregon Students Assn., and the kind of young, passionate advocate who will change the world.
HB 4141 will ensure that students at all public universities have a role in discussions around tuition increases. And by the way, it passed! Now onto the Senate.
Along with others, I call for the immediate resignation of Senator Jeff Kruse from the Oregon Legislature.
Affirmed through a thorough, independent investigation, Senator Kruse has engaged in a long pattern of inappropriate behavior with female colleagues, interns and other associates. His intolerable attitudes and actions belie the integrity and honor required in elected officials and demean the institution of the Oregon Legislature.
Sen. Kruse has violated the ethical and behavioral standards we expect from our colleagues and ourselves. If he refuses to resign, the State Senate must take immediate action to remove Sen. Kruse from his seat.