Senator Knopp Defends Public Employee Retirement Fund from Potential Losses from Forced Policy Change

SALEM, Ore. – Today in the House Committee On Emergency Management, General Government, and Veterans, Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend) testified in opposition to HB 2601. The bill would force the Oregon State Treasury to divest from certain fossil fuel investments and is projected to result in a significant loss of returns from public … Read more

Senator Knopp Introduces Bill Sponsored by All 30 Senators

Legislation Bans Taxpayer Funded Out-of-State Travel Reimbursements for State Workers SALEM, Ore. – In August 2022, Willamette Week published a story which highlighted a Department of Administrative Services (DAS) policy allowing state employees to work remotely while living in states with no income tax, and having their travel reimbursed by taxpayers. The policy states that … Read more

Republican Leader’s Statement on Governor’s Death Row Commutations

SALEM, Ore. – In a press release on Tuesday, Governor Kate Brown announced that she will be commutating all 17 remaining death row convictions to life-in-prison sentences. Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp (R-Bend) released the following statement: “Did the people of Oregon vote to end the death penalty? I don’t recall that happening. This is … Read more