Columbia River Crossing Proponents Offer Amendments to Keep Project Alive

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Proponents of the $2.8 billion Columbia River Crossing project have shown their hands. Prior to the current 35-day legislative session, Gov. John Kitzhaber laid down conditions for his continued support for the project. "Oregon must either decisively move the project to construction or refocus and reprioritize our resources. A project in limbo is the worst and most expensive outcome for Oregon, ...   More
 
Monday, February 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Top Columbia River Crossing Backer Bruce Starr Won't Vote for CRC Bill

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The chances of the Oregon Legislature passing a Columbia River Crossing bill have taken a major hit. State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) announced in a statement this afternoon that he will not vote for pending CRC legislation if it comes to the floor during this February's session. Starr, who has focused on transportation issues his entire legislative career, has been a major proponent of the ...   More
 
Thursday, February 20, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Brown’s Labored Credibility

A legal opinion shows the Secretary of State mishandled the labor commissioner’s race.


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State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) has cause to be irate. Starr is running for state labor commissioner, a nonpartisan race that suddenly appears partisan.   More
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Judge Rules Against Starr; Labor Race in November

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A judge in Marion County Court today ruled against State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro). Starr sued to block Secretary of State Kate Brown from placing the election for labor commissioner on the November general election ballot rather than on the May primary ballot. Until late last Friday Starr, who is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian thought the race was in May, as did Avakian. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Starr Files Lawsuit To Get On May Ballot: Updated

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State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) this morning filed a lawsuit (PDF) in Marion County Court, asking a judge there to order Secretary of State Kate Brown to place Starr's challenge to incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian on the May ballot.As WW first reported yesterday, both Starr and Avakian have been working under the assumption that they would face each other in the May primary. Theirs is ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Buehler Accuses Brown of "Machine-Style Politics": Updated

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Dr. Knute Buehler, the Bend surgeon who is challenging incumbent Secretary of State Kate Brown, blasted her this morning in an interview with WW. Buehler is upset about Brown's last minute decision to push the Labor Commissioner's race from the May election to the November ballot. Both incumbent commissioner Brad Avakian (who is a Democrat) and State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) expected to face ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Bombshell: Labor Commissioner Race Pushed to November

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State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) received what he calls "stunning" news late Friday. Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in a nonpartisan, statewide contest that both men expected to appear on the May 15 primary ballot. But when a Starr aide called the state Elections Division late Friday to confirm receipt of Starr's check and  statement for the Voters' Pamphlet, ...   More
 
Monday, March 19, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Starr Picks Up Steam In Labor Commissioner Race

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State Sen. Bruce Starr (R-Hillsboro) reported checks last Friday from a couple of bold-faced names in his effort to unseat incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. Although the race is non-partisan, the GOP has its eye on picking up its first-statewide elected position since former U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Pendleton) lost to challenger Jeff Merkley (D-Portland) in 2008. Starr is in the middle of ...   More
 
Monday, February 6, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn and ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Legislative Races: Devlin Poised To Spend $1 Million to Keep Senate Seat: Updated


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  Based on his Oregon legislative salary of $1,801 per month, Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin would need more than 46 years to earn the $1 million or so of contributor cash he will spend on his race against Republican challenger Mary Kremer. With one day to go before ballots are counted, state filings show the Democratic incumbent in Senate District 19 (Lake Oswego, Tualatin, West Linn ...   More
 
Monday, November 1, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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