Contrary to state election laws, Gov. John Kitzhaber has failed to disclose the role of a key campaign consultant.
Gov. John Kitzhaber has reported all kinds of ways he’s
spent money this year in pursuit of re-election: printing campaign
literature, running his Kitzhaber 2014 website and employing a full-t
The November ballot is pretty light on initiatives that could alter Oregon's political landscape—with the exception of Measure 90, which would scrap the current primary system for one in which all candidates run in the same primary and the top two candidates, regardless of political affiliation, run in the November general election.
Both of the major political parties oppose th...
The reclusive medical tycoon Loren Parks wrote his first big checks of the November cycle, giving $100,000 to the Oregon Small Business Association Political Action Committee and $60,000 to the Oregon Sportsmen's Association. Parks has long been right at the top of contributors to conservative causes in Oregon, focusing mostly on ballot measures.
The Oregon Sheriffs' As...More
Earlier this year, Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote and Chuck French, a retired Multnomah County prosecutor working on contract for Foote, produced a withering review of the approach to juvenile justice in Oregon. The report found the system is expensive ...More
The campaign supporting Measure 92, which would require labeling of genetically modified foods, reported two $550,000 contributions yesterday.
The checks came from Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps and Mercola.com Health Resources LLC, both of which have been strong supporters of the labeling measure. Presence Marketing LLC of Barrington, Ill., also gave the campaign $2...
Since ORESTAR, the Oregon Secretary of State's electronic campaign finance tracking system, went live in 2006, the largest transaction on record is a $2.5 million contribution from Phillip Morris to a 2007 campaign against a cigarette tax.
Today, New Approach Oregon, the campaign behind Measure 91, which would legalize marijuana, filed the second biggest transaction in ORESTAR history, ...
Former SAIF Corp. CEO sought state's legal protection
The Oregon Department of Justice has denied a request (PDF) from former SAIF Corp. CEO Brenda Rocklin for legal indemnity and defense in a lawsuit filed against Rocklin by her successor, John Plotkin. The agency rejected Rocklin's contention that, in the series of events that led to Plotkin's firi...
Gov. John Kitzhaber’s “Cool Schools” plan flopped. So why is he trying to microwave it for his re-election campaign?
Four years ago, John Kitzhaber needed
something—anything—to convince voters he had a plan to create jobs in
Oregon, then emerging from a recession that had left as many as one in