Impeachment proposal receives approval from Oregon House

Rep. Jodie Hack Constitutional Amendment, If Approved By Voters, Would Establish Executive Impeachment Process Salem, OR – The Oregon House of Representatives today approved House Joint Resolution 31, an amendment to the Oregon Constitution that would establish a formal process … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:21 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Scandals | 3 Comments

Oregon impeachment proposal gets public hearing

Rep. Jodi Hack Sponsored by Rep. Jodi Hack, House Joint Resolution 31 Would Establish a Process for the Impeachment of Oregon’s Executive Branch Officials Salem, OR – Yesterday, House Joint Resolution 31, bipartisan legislation that would establish a formal impeachment … Continue reading

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

Financial disarray left by Kitzhaber’s grandiose healthcare reform plans

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The remarkably rapid and very public fall from grace of former Governor John Kitzhaber has been well-documented. Also well-detailed is the spectacular failure of his Cover Oregon portal to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon Health Authority | 1 Comment

Large set of Cylvia Hayes emails released online

by NW Spotlight Gov. Kate Brown released 94,000 Cylvia Hayes emails yesterday. They are available online (see link below) and several newspapers have begun analyzing them and reporting on them (see links below). The Statesman Journal reported “The emails released … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:18 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Media | 2 Comments

Gov. Kate Brown’s first major mistake

by Dan Lucas There are about 40,000 state workers in Oregon. Around 800 of those state employees work for the Department of Administrative Services (DAS). Some of those DAS employees demonstrated extraordinary courage and principles earlier this year during the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Scandals, State Government | 5 Comments

Scandal has come to Oregon

by Dan Lucas Now half of Oregon’s governor’s in the past three decades have been embroiled in scandals that include alleged criminal behavior A column in the Washington Post last August cited Oregon as being the best state in America … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Government | 10 Comments

Really good KATU update on Kitzhaber scandal

by NW Spotlight Earlier this week KATU’s ‘Your Voice, Your Vote’ ran a segment titled ‘The Kitzhaber saga continues.’ Willamette Week’s Nigel Jaquiss and KATU’s Hillary Lake talked about “the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:34 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption | 3 Comments

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