Kitzhaber Wanted to Strip Teachers of Ability to Strike

Former governor drafted legislation before November re-election.


Oregon House leaders on Tuesday announced that they'd approved a $7.255 billion schools budget for the next two years as the state’s financial commitment to K-12 education. Schools advocates say they want more—and that could set up a battle for the remainder of the 2015 legislative session.But many people believe the amount the state spends on schools is not the biggest money issue in Oregon education. ...   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Names Top Staffers

Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber named several key staffers this afternoon, four days ahead of his Jan. 10 swearing in. Here is the release from Kitzhaber, who has been criticized by some in his own party for moving too slowly with appointments: Governor-elect Kitzhaber today announced his top aides, led by Chief of Staff, Curtis Robinhold. Mr. Robinhold is a native Oregonian with deep roots in the ...   More
Thursday, January 6, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Metro Council #1

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Metro Candidate Duke Shepard Bows Out of November Run-Off

Duke Shepard, who placed second in the May 18 primary to Gresham City Councilor Shirley Craddick in the race for a vacant Metro District 1 seat (East Multnomah County) announced this morning that he will concede the race to Craddick. Bowing out of a race early is unusual move. But Shepard, a lobbyist for the AFL-CIO whom WW endorsed in May, said he could not see a way to make up the distance ...   More
Friday, June 11, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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