Knute Buehler mulls run for Oregon governor

by NW Spotlight Dr. Knute Buehler, a Republican state representative from Bend, announced in a newsletter yesterday that he is considering a run for Oregon governor in 2016. He plans to decide by the end of September. “In 2016, we … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:54 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State | 12 Comments

Oregon Senate Dems block impeachment process proposal

Rep. Jodi Hack (R-Salem) Oregon is the only state in the nation that does not have a mechanism in place for executive impeachment. Salem, OR – Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) Friday expressed disappointment over recent reports that Senate President Peter … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government reform, Impeachment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 9 Comments

Senate Dems reject attempts to strengthen Oregon ethics laws

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Yesterday, Senate Democrats rejected three proposals to strengthen ethics laws for both the legislature and state and local campaigns in Oregon. The Oregon Senate will later consider two bills introduced by Governor Kate Brown … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Government reform, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

Dems haven’t learned from Kitzhaber-Hayes scandals

Oregon House Republican Office House Democrats kill comprehensive, meaningful ethics reform proposals Impeachment resolution, HJR 31, remains stalled in senate Salem, OR – On nearly party-line votes, House Democrats yesterday voted down 5 Republican-sponsored bills aimed at restoring trust, accountability … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Government reform, OR 78th Legislative Session | 4 Comments

Protect whistleblowers: Sign on as citizen co-sponsor

Dr. Knute Buehler Last week, I asked you to join me in supporting an Oregon hero – Michael Rodgers. In the face of indifference at best – or intimidation at worst – Rodgers blew the whistle on potential corruption at … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Government reform, OR 78th Legislative Session | 5 Comments

Buehler applauds decision to suspend whistleblower investigations

Rep. Knute Buehler Buehler says Oregon needs stronger whistleblower protections and calls on leadership to join him Salem, OR – Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau and Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry announced that they would not pursue charges … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:17 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session | 3 Comments

Stop politically motivated retribution against whistleblower

by Dan Lucas Not much has changed in Oregon in the last several decades when it comes to abuses of power. Decades ago Gov. Neil Goldschmidt got away with alleged serial sexual abuse with at least one young girl. He … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General | 2 Comments

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