Unusual $15,000 contribution from Ohio political consultancy
State Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point), the Republican candidate for Oregon governor, has struggled to raise money in his campaign to unseat incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.
Despite Kitzhaber's Cover Oregon-related woes—the state's insurance exchange crashed after the expenditure of $248 million—Richardson has less than $100,000 on hand, even though h...
So far, there's no organized opposition in Oregon to a marijuana legalization measure that New Approach Oregon wants to put on the November ballot.
New Approach has been raising big money from the same national funders who passed legalization in Colorado and Washington in 2012 and is following a similar playbook to the one that worked in those states.
So what could go wrong in weed-...
Campaign likely to battle Monsanto, profiled in current Bloomberg Businesweek
A group called the Organic Consumers Fund has made a second $100,000 contribution to Oregon GMO Right to Know, the political action committee behind a proposed November ballot measure seeking to label genetically modified organisms. That contribution brings GMO Right to Know's total raised this year to $1.3 million.
Meanwhile the current issue of Bloomberg Bu...More
The fallout from SAIF Corp. board's firing of CEO John Plotkin continues.
As WWreported earlier, the state-owned worker's compensation insurer fired Plotkin on May 9, just three-months after he started work. Thousands of pages of emails and other documents SAIF released pursuant to p...
A new poll by DHM Reseach shows that a majority of respondents in Oregon, Washington and Idaho are supportive of shipping crude oil by train, although the pollsters found the level of knowledge about the subject is low.
For political junkies, these are the dog days of summer. Even the most maniacal candidates are resting up after July 4th parades, content in the knowledge that they have only a few county fairs before election season begins in earnest after Labor Day.
The Independent Party of Oregon, however, is busy. The IPO, which formed in 2007 out of frustration with the dominance of the two major p...
John Plotkin, the former CEO of SAIF Corp., filed a lawsuit today (PDF) in Marion County Court, alleging that SAIF fired him in violation of the state's public meetings law. In his complaint, Plotkin argues...
As WWreported in today's print edition, John Plotkin, the former CEO of SAIF Corp., the state-owned worker's compensation insurer, has filed a tort claim against SAIF, as well as one current and two recently-retired SAIF officials.
In the tort claim, Plotkin alleges that current human r...
Documents suggest SAIF corp. fired its CEO based on “false and inaccurate” information.
SAIF Corp. is in the insurance business, an industry defined by the word “caution.”
Yet thousands of
pages of records from inside the state-owned workers’ compensation
insurer suggest that