State Senator's Solution to CRC Toll Deadbeats? Boot 'Em


Last week, an email State Sen. Lee Beyer (D-Springfield) sent to Washington State Sen. Ann Rivers (R-La Center) made headlines, because Beyer, the chairman of the Senate's Business and Transportation Committee and the co-chairman of the interim Columbia River Crossing oversight committee told Rivers in a Jan. 17 email  "my guess is the bridge issue is dead in our state for the next decade or two."That ...   More
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Leading CRC Supporter Says Oregon "Done With The Bridge Issue"

"The bridge issue is dead in our state," a key Oregon lawmaker says. The House speaker disagrees.


One of the strongest legislative supporters of the proposed Columbia River Crossing project, Sen. Lee Beyer (D-Springfield), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, appears to have given up on the project, according to an email obtained by the The Columbian. Gov. John Kitzhaber and other backers of the CRC went all-in with a Jan. 14 legislative hearing in Salem designed to rally support for ...   More
Friday, January 24, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kulongoski Fills Public Utility Commission Spot, Names New Chairman

Gov. Ted Kulongoski has named utility lawyer Susan Ackerman to a vacancy on the Public Utility Commission, his staff confirmed today. Ackerman and former State Rep. Greg Macpherson (D-Lake Oswego) had been finalists for the slot, created when Lee Beyer resigned in November as PUC chair to run again for the Legislature by seeking his old Senate seat. Ackerman, who formerly worked for NW Natural ...   More
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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