Rep. Mike McLane on the passing of former Attorney General Hardy Myers

Salem, Ore. – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement yesterday regarding the passing of former Oregon House Speaker and Attorney General Hardy Myers: “As Speaker of the House and as Oregon’s Attorney General, Hardy Myers … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:27 | Posted in Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is DeFazio calling for fed crackdown on marijuana in Oregon?

by NW Spotlight It seems that NOW Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio (D) wants the U.S. Department of Justice to enforce federal laws in Oregon. DeFazio recently “gave a fiery speech on the U.S. house floor” on the “armed militia protest … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:00 | Posted in Congress, Federal Government, Marijuana, Oregon Attorney General | 2 Comments

State police report supports Kitzhaber email whistleblower

by Dan Lucas I finally got motivated to read through the 1,502-page report from the Oregon State Police on the witch hunt into the whistleblower who refused to delete former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s emails. One of the things that kept … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Abuse, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General | 5 Comments

Early look at Oregon’s 2016 elections – Part 2

by Dan Lucas Republicans have their work cut out for them in Oregon’s 2016 races. After the November 2014 election, Democrats returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the past 5 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Treasurer | 11 Comments

Should English be official language of Oregon?

by Rep. Mike Nearman The idea seems pretty clear to me. I don’t want to cause any trouble. I just want to put the question to the voters, “Do you want English to be the official language of the State … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:28 | Posted in Initiative & Referendum, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Supreme Court | 148 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

Oregon Dems’ scandals & investigations

by NW Spotlight OK, this is just getting overwhelming. There were already 4 different federal investigations into the quarter of a billion dollars wasted on the Cover Oregon disaster, and now there are more federal and state investigations as part … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:55 | Posted in 2014 Election, Crime & Sentencing, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government corruption, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Secretary of State, Scandals | 270 Comments

Kitzhaber-Hayes: Oregon’s checks and balances aren’t working

by Dan Lucas Oregon has been watching as a potential scandal involving Gov. John Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes has slowly emerged. The governor has resigned and while we don’t know yet what the outcome of the investigations will … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:21 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Media, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Government | 397 Comments

Legislature should grant AG authority to investigate Kitzhaber-Hayes

by Willamette University College of Law Federalist Society The Willamette University College of Law Federalist Society, like most Oregonians, is closely following the scandal rapidly enveloping the start of Governor John Kitzhaber’s unprecedented fourth term. News that Cylvia Hayes used … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Attorney General | 524 Comments

Bill Sizemore: Grateful to have felonies removed

by Bill Sizemore On Thursday of this week, Marion County Judge Claudia Burton signed an amended judgment converting my 2011 felony tax evasion “convictions” to misdemeanors. The new judgment is retroactive to August of 2011 and replaces the old one, … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Initiative & Referendum, Oregon Attorney General, Public Employee Unions | 512 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 | 2,435 Comments

Handling of Oregon marriage ruling an affront to all Oregonians

by Sen. Doug Whitsett I strongly oppose Federal District Judge Michael McShane’s decision to overturn Oregon’s constitutional amendment that defines a marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The Judge ruled the Amendment unconstitutional under the Equal … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:15 | Posted in Judicial Activism, Oregon Attorney General | 22 Comments

Oregon Democrats’ arrogant abuses of power

by Dan Lucas Oregon Democrats are continuing to show their willingness to abuse power and to pick and choose when to follow laws and the constitution.  Last month the Oregon Attorney General decided that she wouldn’t fulfill her oath to … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, State Labor Commissioner | 24 Comments

Oregon Attorney General plays politics with Religious Freedom initiative (IP52)

Friends of Religious Freedom Committee PORTAND, OR, February 20, 2014: The Friends of Religious Freedom Committee is deeply troubled at the lack of impartiality and fairness Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has shown in the draft ballot title for the Protect … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:43 | Posted in Oregon Attorney General, Religion | 517 Comments

Oregon Attorney General will not uphold Oregon constitution

by NW Spotlight Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced today that she would not be defending Article XV, Section 5a of the Oregon Constitution. On June 29, 2012, Ellen Rosenblum swore her oath of office to Gov. John Kitzhaber, “I, … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:43 | Posted in Oregon Attorney General | 450 Comments

Ellen Rosenblum: Good smoke/bad smoke

by NW Spotlight Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is going after woodstoves. She is joining officials from six others states in filing a lawsuit against the EPA because they feel the EPA isn’t doing enough about air pollution from NEW … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Environment, Oregon Attorney General | 102 Comments

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