Turmoil & mismanagement in Oregon state government

by Sen. Doug Whitsett It is becoming increasingly clear that management problems and funding issues are the “new normal” among Oregon state government agencies. Arguably, as many as a dozen agencies have been suffering from management and funding problems for … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:40 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government, Scandals, State Government | 4 Comments

New Kitzhaber video ‘Why I resigned’

by NW Spotlight A few weeks ago we reported on former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber resurfacing. Kitzhaber had launched a Facebook page and video – and did an interview with Jeff Mapes, now with OPB. Mapes reported “In the months … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:38 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber | 4 Comments

Kitzhaber resurfaces – FBI probe ongoing

by NW Spotlight John Kitzhaber resigned as Oregon governor a little over a year ago, just one month into his historic 4th term. Kitzhaber and former Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes were facing criminal investigations by the Oregon Attorney General, the FBI and … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:06 | Posted in Corruption, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber | 5 Comments

Oregon Senate passes whistleblower protection bill

Office of Rep. Knute Buehler Bend, OR – Oregon whistleblowers will receive enhanced protections and transparency thanks to legislation passed yesterday by the Oregon Senate. The bill was championed by Representative Knute Buehler who initially introduced whistleblower legislation last session … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Government reform, OR 78th Legislative Session | 2 Comments

The Curious Case of John Kitzhaber.

The Curious Case of John Kitzhaber. Saturday, February 13, marks the one-year anniversary of former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s (D-OR) resignation in the face of a conflict of interest scandal involving the governor and his paramour, Cylvia Hayes. At the time … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Government corruption, Oregon Government | 50 Comments

New website on scandals & pay-to-play politics of Salem Democrats

Promote Oregon Leadership PAC Salem, Ore. – Promote Oregon Leadership PAC launched a website and ad campaign highlighting the scandals and pay-to-play style politics of Salem Democrats. The website, www.SalemDemocrats.com, includes the release of a digital ad featuring ex-Governor John … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Abuse, Government corruption | 4 Comments

Ending state agency abuse of attorney-client privilege

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Attorney-client privilege is an uninfringeable pillar of our legal system. That system rightfully and unambiguously protects disclosure of those communications. Further, attorneys are specifically excluded from being compelled to testify regarding most communications with their client … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Abuse, Oregon Government, Transparency | 1 Comment

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