Nominations Open:12th Annual Taxpayer Awards — Please submit

For 12 years, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon has conducted awards for the best and worst of Oregon politics. The nominations are open to the public. All nominees must be Oregon examples.

Categories (details below)
1. Wiener Politician Award
2. Pork Barrel Project
3. Bureaucratic Bungler
4. Golden Schnoz Award
5. Government Innovation Award

Wiener Politician Award:
–The most obnoxious, cowardly, or reckless Oregon elected official.

Pork Barrel Project :
–The worst example of Oregon government waste.

Bureaucratic Bungler :
–The worst example of government regulation, bureaucracy, or mistake

Golden Schnoz Award :
Best example of government sticking its nose in other people’s business.
(i.e. invasion of privacy, over-regulation, etc.)

Government Innovation Award :
Best example of government cost-savings or successful government program

Please submit your nomination(s)  in the blog comments below or email to media[at]