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Not only is education underfunded in order to pay for OHP, Oregon's government has a history of taxing everyone, and letting the rich and wealthy get away with lower business taxes. Just take a look at Measure 101 from this past January. We voted on whether we wanted to have our health insurance taxed ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted 7-1 to investigate a possible violation of Oregon's executive session law by Mayor Jim Hamsher and Councilors Carole Garrison, Georgia Patterson, Les Church, Frank Primozic and Joe Phippen Jan. 5. Oregon law provides a narrow list of matters that ...

Counties had turned over the forestland to Oregon's government in the early 20th Century in return for logging revenues. A key question in the case is whether “sovereign immunity” prohibits the State of Oregon from being sued by county governments that are its “political subdivisions.” Linn County Circuit ...
Back in 2016, when transparency in Oregon government was all the rage, state agencies were reminded of some basic tenets of open government. Among them: Public employees and officials should use their state-provided email accounts for public business. If they had to use their personal email, they ...
Back in 2016, when transparency in Oregon government was all the rage, state agencies were reminded of some basic tenets of open government. Among them: Public employees and officials should use their state-provided email accounts for public business. If they had to use their personal email, they ...
The coda to John Kitzhaber's drawn-out ethics drama is still to come, when the Oregon Government Ethics Commission decides how big a fine the former governor's fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, should pay for having a dual role as policy adviser and consultant. But the main part of the story ended last week, ...

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with former Gov. John Kitzhaber that requires him to pay a $20,000 fine for violating state ethics laws. Kitzhaber attended Friday's meeting in Salem and expressed regret for his mistakes, The Statesman Journal reported.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with John Kitzhaber that requires the former governor to pay a $20,000 fine for violating state ethics laws. The Statesman Journal report s Kitzhaber attended Friday's meeting in Salem and expressed regret ...
SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with former Gov. John Kitzhaber that requires him to pay a $20,000 fine for violating state ethics laws. Kitzhaber attended Friday's meeting in Salem and expressed regret for his mistakes, The Statesman Journal ...
If you were one of the 145 million Americans whose info was stolen in the Equifax breach, you should be worried about keeping your financial accounts safe. Columnist Kim Komando shows you how. Kim Komando, special for USA TODAY. Department of Revenue Buy Photo. The Oregon Department of ...
John Kitzhaber wait for a decision by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on a proposed $20,000 settlement of ethics complaints against the former governor, during a ... SALEM - The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to accept a settlement that fines former Gov.
In response to a complaint filed by Portland attorney Alan Kessler, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission found the latter applied in this case, and that Chung had met her legal obligation by disclosing the potential conflict. But it's also not uncommon for officials to recuse themselves from a decision ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission gave former Gov. John Kitzhaber a break Friday, agreeing to a $20,000 fine to settle his ethics violations – less than half what he could have faced. As part of the agreement, Kitzhaber agreed not to appeal the commission's findings that he misused his office for ...
FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, left, is joined by his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, as he is sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term in Salem, Ore. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted to accept a settlement with former Gov. Kitzhaber that requires him to pay ...
What better way for Oregon government to show it cares than to compel a suboptimal solution that doesn't account for the future? But don't concern yourself with that. Research shows the best thing for productive people is to spend more time sitting in limbo in traffic, thinking great thoughts and inhaling ...
John Kitzhaber enters the room before the Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted whether he violated state ethics laws 11 times while in office. Photographed at the Oregon Government Ethics Commission in Salem on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Photo: ANNA REED / Statesman Journal)Buy Photo.
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has agreed to pay a $20,000 penalty to settle violations of state ethics law. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission meets Friday, and the settlement is on its agenda. Kitzhaber agreed to it two weeks ago. Kitzhaber resigned in 2015 amid allegations that his fiancee ...

When the new, expansive commune came into conflict with local ranchers and the Oregon government, many shades of trouble ensued. The following is a brief history of the Rajneeshee movement and its controversies, as depicted in Netflix's "Wild Wild Country" through six hour-long episodes of archival ...
His Capitol Watch Foundation works for a more cost-effective government, better schools, more efficient public services, transparency and accountability at all levels of Oregon government. A social hour and no-host lunch at 11:30 a.m. will begin the event. A question-and-answer session will follow Kropf's ...
But history is also proof of failures when Oregon government picks business winners and losers. The Oregonian dove deeply into one of those state government mistakes over the weekend. State and federal officials poured some $12 million into a scheme backed by Portland environmental nonprofit ...
Or the plots to assassinate Oregon government officials? The six-part documentary series “Wild Wild Country,” which begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, revisits this story, which all these years later is still enraging and utterly fascinating. In “Wild Wild Country,” directors Chapman Way and Maclain Way ...
But history is also proof of failures when Oregon government picks business winners and losers. The Oregonian dove deeply into one of those state government mistakes over the weekend. State and federal officials poured some $12 million into a scheme backed by Portland environmental nonprofit ...
... government employees in the importance of public records. McCall starts her new job April 25. She seems ideally suited to the position, and I have high hopes that she will help make Oregon government more transparent. — Reach Editorial Page Editor Gary Nelson at gnelson@rosebudmedia.com.
But history is also proof of failures when Oregon government picks business winners and losers. The Oregonian dove deeply into one of those state government mistakes over the weekend. State and federal officials poured some $12 million into a scheme backed by Portland environmental nonprofit ...
Because they could not express a message affirming same-sex marriage without violating their religious convictions, the Oregon government penalized Aaron and Melissa $135,000, their bakery was shuttered, and they have been plunged into more than five years of litigation. The Oregon government ...
Hohnbaum was shown the door in summer 2016 after the city spent $60,000 defending him against two state Bureau of Labor and Industries investigations as well as an Oregon Government Ethics Commission complaint. Sawyer's Paddles owner Pete Newport videotaped Monday's meeting and voiced ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously to accept 10 preliminary findings that he committed ethics violations. ... Most of the allegations revolve around Hayes' unique position. This likely was the first time a first lady served as an official policy adviser to her partner, the Oregon ...
... throwing him into an ethical quandary. The issue confronting Ferrioli, who represented a huge swath of eastern Oregon covering canyonlands, mountains and high desert with cowboys, loggers and Native Americans among his constituents, is detailed in an Oregon Government Ethics Commission report.
The issue confronting Ted Ferrioli, who represented a huge swath of eastern Oregon covering canyonlands, mountains and high desert with cowboys, loggers and Native Americans among his constituents, is detailed in an Oregon Government Ethics Commission report.
That was the assertion of members of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on Feb. 16 when they voted unanimously to find Kitzhaber had committed 10 violations of state ethics laws. Specifically, the commission said Kitzhaber misused his office for personal gain by enabling Cylvia Hayes to pursue ...
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber Pleads for His Legacy in Front of Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Commission makes preliminary finding that state's longest-serving governor committed 10 of 11 alleged ethics violations. Former Governor John Kitzhaber in 2012. (Vivian Johnson). By Nigel Jaquiss |.
Oregon Government Ethics Commission Investigation Says Kitzhaber Used Public Office to Benefit Himself. New investigative report adds to previous findings of ... The Oregon Government Ethics Commission today released new findings that former Gov. John Kitzhaber used his public office for private gain ...
TALENT — The City Council approved the filing of a complaint last week with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission over alleged conduct by ... “While an ethics complaint is probably appropriate, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission is not going to do the council's job for them,” said Volkart.
It's going to be a lot easier to check how restaurants fares in health inspections in Oregon — according to KATU News, the state's Health Authority has launched a new portal that will collect information on whether restaurants passed or failed inspections all in one place. The system, named Healthspace, will ...
Oregon Government Ethics Commissioners Want to Fine Cylvia Hayes $110,000 for 22 Ethics Law Violations ... The Oregon Government Ethics Commission reacted strongly today to the presentation of a lengthy investigation into the tangled business dealings of former Oregon first lady, Cylvia Hayes.
ONTARIO — Individuals interested in learning how to sell to Oregon's government agencies are encouraged to attend an upcoming free workshop. Oregon Governor's Marketplace will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Room 101 in the Weese Building at Treasure Valley Community College, 650 ...
Wooldridge, one of 10 Republicans running for governor in Oregon, visited Hermiston on Friday. If elected, he said he hopes to heal the urban-rural divide, to heal the school systems, the PERS system and the lack of trust in Oregon's government. The former Navy captain has never held elected office.
Back in 2016, when transparency in Oregon government was all the rage, state agencies were reminded of some basic tenets of open government. Among them: Public employees and officials should use their state-provided email accounts for public business. If they had to use their personal email, they ...
Oregon government made a promise to Oregonians years ago: Government was going to be transparent about what it does and how it spends money. The days of decisions made behind closed doors were over. But that promise has seesawed between sincere and masquerade. With Oregon's coordinated ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously to accept 10 preliminary findings that he committed ethics violations. Three years after Kitzhaber resigned as governor amid the ethics turmoil, other federal and state investigations have ended without charges. Instead, the controversy has ...
Last week the Oregon Government Ethics Commission ruled that Kitzhaber had committed 10 violations of the state's ethics laws. Most of the violations stemmed from his having made his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, an unpaid but official adviser while she pursued consulting contracts for work related to her state ...
Preparing for the event, which was first reported by the Eugene Register-Guard, may provide a respite from Hayes' ongoing issues with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. The OGEC last month voted to make preliminary findings that Hayes committed 22 violations of state ethics laws and ...
SALEM — A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving Oregon government most likely in the black, according to official state economists. Lawmakers arriving earlier this month for the 2018 session of the Legislature were warned by some leaders that they might have to tackle a ...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission takes up the case of former Gov. John Kitzhaber on Friday. It's expected to make preliminary findings on an investigative report that charges he violated state ethics laws at least 11 times during the course of his third term and brief fourth term as governor.
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber Pleads for His Legacy in Front of Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Commission makes preliminary finding that state's longest-serving governor committed 10 of 11 alleged ethics violations. Former Governor John Kitzhaber in 2012. (Vivian Johnson). By Nigel Jaquiss |.
In 2017, Democrats filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission stating that Buehler, who was already considering a run for the GOP nomination for governor, had violated state ethics laws by not reporting over $100,000 in payments received from businesses that do business with the ...
That overlap -- between Hayes' role in the governor's office and her consulting contracts with groups that wanted to influence Oregon's environmental and economic policies -- sparked state and federal criminal investigations. In a report published in January, the Oregon Government Ethics Commission said ...
Even with persistent pressure from the mining economy, Oregon government officials have gone to great lengths to pass laws and regulations to protect the environment, including permanent restrictions on motorized suction dredge mining to prevent harm to fish habitats, according to a Statesman Journal ...
It's going to be a lot easier to check how restaurants fares in health inspections in Oregon — according to KATU News, the state's Health Authority has launched a new portal that will collect information on whether restaurants passed or failed inspections all in one place. The system, named Healthspace, will ...
When delisting the species, the commission wasn't required to consider only evidence that's been peer-reviewed by scientists, according to Oregon's government. The Oregon Cattlemen's Association, Oregon Farm Bureau and Wallowa County, which intervened in the case as defendants, argued that ...


 

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