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 | 5 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 | 5 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 | 8 Comments

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 | 9 Comments

Oregon Sec of State: It’s OK if Democrats do it

by Jacob Daniels Cronyism is Alive and Well in Oregon: Patricia McCaig Decision Diminishes Transparency in State Elections On September 24, Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss reported that an advisor to Governor John Kitzhaber, named Patricia McCaig, was “working off the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Secretary of State | 3 Comments

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