Lars Larson: Kitzhaber hides Cylvia’s misdeeds in Friday ‘document dump’

by Lars Larson You might think that Friday afternoon document dumps only work for the President and his cronies in DC. But look how well the strategy works for Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancé, Cylvia Hayes. Questions arose before … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:30 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government | 6 Comments

Dems further tighten stranglehold on Oregon

by Dan Lucas Last month’s election further consolidated what the Oregonian’s Steve Duin has called the Democrats’ “near-monopoly on political power” in Oregon. Democrats have returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:51 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 17 Comments

The Governor’s Budget: Much More Than Beer Money

By Steve Buckstein Governor John Kitzhaber released his proposed 2015-17 budget this week. Critics were quick to argue that it’s either too much or too little, depending on their point of view. Media reports focused on his General Fund budget … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Spending, Oregon Government, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Good for America, Too Bad for Oregon

November 4 was a good day for conservatives and Republicans everywhere – except, of course, Oregon. The election was a complete and indisputable repudiation of President Barack Obama and his policies. You can try to spin it anyway you want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Leadership, Oregon Republican Party, Portland Politics, President Obama | 16 Comments

Richardson asks US Attorney to investigate Hayes and Kitzhaber

by NW Spotlight Politico reported yesterday that Dennis Richardson had “called for a federal criminal investigation into the activities Gov. John Kitzhaber and first lady Cylvia Hayes, likening their actions to those of convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:11 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber | 6 Comments

The Accomplishments of Gov. John Kitzhaber

In 1985, Vera Katz (D-Portland) was the Oregon Speaker of the House and John Kitzhaber (D-Roseburg) was the President of the Oregon Senate. Some clever political wag dubbed them “Kitz and Katz.” (It represented the same level of banal intelligence … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Public Employee Unions | 6 Comments

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 | 15 Comments

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