Phil Keisling, Former Secretary of State, Takes Aim at Local Fire Deparments

Writing in Governing magazine, he calls municipal policies "frozen in bureaucratic amber."

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Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling has penned a provocative analysis of waste in municipal fire departments, including Portland Fire & Rescue, for Governing magazine this month.His critique—that fire departments spend a lot of money inefficiently delivering emergency health services and not so much fighting fires—is familiar in Portland. A 2012 cover story in WW also examined ...   More
 
Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Beth Slovic

Former Secretaries of State Slam Attempt to Kill Independent Party

Oregon State Capitol.

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The House Rules Committee today held a hearing on House Bill 2442, which would force the Independent Party of Oregon to drop the word "Independent" from its name. The Independent Party's name irks some Democrats, who say the rapidly growing IPO has taken unfair advantage of some voters' desire not to be affiliated with either major party. (Although the IPO has been Oregon's fastest growing political ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

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