Recipients of Film Tax Credits; Plus, One Lawmaker's Take

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 As WW reported today, Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to extend and expand a subsidy for film and video production for companies that shoot in Oregon. The governor is proposing to bump the existing credit, which costs $7.5 million annually up to $12.5 million per year. The way the credit works is that taxpayers buy credits—at a discount of five to 10 percent from face value—and use them to offset ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

War of Words Continues Around ODOE Investigation

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Last week, The Oregonian reported on details of an Oregon Department of Justice investigation into contracting practices at the Oregon Department of Energy. That investigation is politically fraught because it involves an ODOE subcontractor, Cylvia Hayes, who is the longtime companion of Gov. John Kitzhaber. The O based its reporting on a copy of the Justice Department investigative file that DOJ had ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

No Matter The Election Result, Mark Wiener Will Be a Big Winner Today


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When the Oregon election results come out tonight, one of the biggest winners will be someone who's not even on the ballot. Mark Wiener, the political consultant of choice for Democrats and those who want to raise taxes, has collected big bucks this election cycle to provide strategy to the following people and organizations: 1) Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber; 2) The ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Collymore Vs. Smith: Election-Night Plans as Prologue?


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If a candidate's election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns' mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Collymore's friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to "join us in ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

At This Point in the Evening, It Looks Good for Kitzhaber


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It's way too early to call the Oregon governor's race. But since we are sitting around, bored of Wolf Blitzer, we'll offer this bit of analysis: Despite the Republican wave rolling over America, supporters of Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber have reason to be cautiously optimistic. Why? As of 30 minutes ago, almost 100,000 more Democrats than Republicans had voted in Oregon. Assuming most ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN

Kitzhaber Waits For Multnomah County (UPDATED with Kitzhaber remarks)


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Seven weeks ago, Steve Marks, a longtime aide to Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber, was worried about the strength and financial advantage Republican nominee Chris Dudley was displaying. "I was nervous," Marks said in a sweltering Hilton Hotel ballroom Tuesday evening at Kitzhaber's election night party. Shouting above Bruce Springsteen, Marks added that such concerns were new ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Owes Greg Kord and Wes Wagner Beers


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A lot of factors contributed to Democrat John Kitzhaber's winning an historic third term as Oregon's governor yesterday: a huge last-minute get-out-the-vote effort in Multnomah County; Republican Chris Dudley's relative inexperience; and Oregonians' reluctance to surf the national Republican wave, among others. But it's worth pointing out that the Constitution Party's Greg Kord got nearly 20,000 ...   More
 
Thursday, November 4, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Chris Dudley To Concede at 7:15 PM; Updated With Statement


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Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley will meet reporters at 7:15 in downtown Lake Oswego, where he will issue a statement. Dudley has led his opponent, Democrat John Kitzhaber nearly since results began being released at 8 pm last night but the large number of Democratic ballots remaining to be counted in Multnomah County make a Kitzhaber victory virtually certain. The Oregonian and ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

More Reasons Kitzhaber Won: Strong Fundraising Finish; Volunteer Army


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For much of the gubernatorial campaign, Republican Chris Dudley enjoyed a massive fundraising lead over Democrat John Kitzhaber. Dudley tapped connections from his 16-year NBA career, large out-of-state donors as well as wealthy Oregonians and their companies in impressive fashion for a first-time candidate. One local forest products company, Stimson Lumber, gave the rookie candidate $510,000. ...   More
 
Friday, November 5, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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