Why credit Kitzhaber for being ‘bipartisan’ in a one-party state?

by Dan Lucas In a recent endorsement of Gov. Kitzhaber for a 4th term as Oregon Governor, the Statesman Journal Editorial Board wrote “A key example is how Kitzhaber worked with the Legislature to have a successful, bipartisan special session … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, PERS | 4 Comments

Taxpayer Voter Gudie: For those smaller, mystery candidates

By Taxpayer Association Oregon PAC The Taxpayer Association of Oregon PAC has produced a special “small race” Voters Guide because these smaller nonpartisan races lack funds & media attention to adequately communicate with voters.  These races get ignored when they … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The two faces of Sara Gelser on the environment

by NW Spotlight Sara Gelser, the Democratic candidate for state senate in Senate District 8 (Albany/Corvallis), has her campaign face. Candidate Sara Gelser says she will “be a champion for the environment.” She’s getting big support from an out-of-state billionaire … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:13 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Oregon Catalyst – 2014 Voting Resource Guide

Voting Information Oregon Sec of State – ballot dropoff locations Oregon Sec of State – track your ballot   Voter Guides 2014 Oregon Ballot Measures Oregon GOP recommendations on state ballot measures Sen. Doug Whitsett – Vote NO on Ballot … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Voting | 1 Comment

Miss the debates this week?

by NW Spotlight In case you missed Oregon’s two big debates this week: Republican state Rep. Dennis Richardson debated Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber Tuesday night in Portland – the debate was sponsored by KGW and The Oregonian.

Posted by at 06:35 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, U.S. Senate | 2 Comments

Rep. Vicki Berger files ethics complaint about Cylvia Hayes

by Rep. Vicki Berger Yesterday I filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission as a result of reports from the Willamette Week newspaper concerning possible ethics violation by Cylvia Hayes. My legislative career included participation in a 2008 … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:43 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber | 3 Comments

Dear John: An open letter from Oregon’s citizens to Gov. John Kitzhaber

by Lars Larson Dear John, It has been an interesting relationship for the past twenty years, since we hooked up in 1994. Those cowboy boots and blue jeans, no matter the occasion…the stylish grey hair and folksy manner used to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:26 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber | 7 Comments

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