Kitzhaber In The Times

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

John Kitzhaber Rolls Out Economic Strategy, Takes Aim at Oregon's Kicker

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber rolled through Portland today on a statewide tour to introduce his economic development strategy, if he gets elected to his old job. In his two terms as governor from 1995 through 2003, Kitzhaber spent a lot of time on health care and the environment but not as much on job creation. He says he'll be more focused on the economy if elected this time around. One of the ...   More
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

About Last Night: Some Winners, Losers and Notable Absences

The 53 percent to 47 percent margin by which Oregonians approved Measures 66 and 67 surprised even those responsible for crafting the campaign that convinced voters to raise personal and corporate income taxes during a deep recession. "I was nervous," says Kevin Looper, the campaign manager for the tax hike proponents. Here are a few other observations about last night: 1. Notable Absences: ...   More
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

John Kitzhaber Discusses Plan for Education: Funding Based on Performance, Not Enrollment

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, running this May for his old job in the Democratic primary, spoke today at Portland Community College about his plans for education. Kitzhaber said the purpose of education has changed from the 1970s when it was easier to get a well-paying job with only a high school diploma. Included in Kitzhaber's proposals for Oregon elementary and secondary education problems ...   More
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Leah Dimatteo

John Kitzhaber Gets AFL-CIO Endorsement

Score one big political point for former Gov. John Kitzhaber today in his run for his old job. Kitzhaber, who was governor from 1995 through 2002, announced this afternoon that he picked up the endorsement in the May Democratic primary of the AFL-CIO, which represents 225,000-plus Oregonians. Former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, who's running in the Democratic primary against Kitzhaber, ...   More
Friday, March 5, 2010 HANK STERN

Bradbury and Kitzhaber Battle For Teacher Endorsements (UPDATED with OEA's decision)

EUGENE — The Oregon Education Association, a heavyweight player in any Democratic primary, decided this afternoon to endorse former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in the Dems' gubernatorial primary this May. The vote was 49,448 for Bradbury and 31,607 for former Gov. John Kitzhaber. The voting formula is a tad complicated but basically boils down to each of the 83 OEA locals getting ...   More
Saturday, March 6, 2010 HANK STERN

SEIU Splits Baby In Demo Gubernatorial Race

The state's largest public employee union, SEIU with its 50,000 workers, issued a non-endorsement in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. That decision over the weekend, coming just after three education-related unions endorsed former Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, may be a blessing in disguise for the Democrats' front-runner, former Gov. John Kitzhaber. Here's why: Kitzhaber, who served ...   More
Monday, March 15, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Audit Dings Oregon Department of Revenue ... And Why It Matters For Bradbury

We asked Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Bradbury in an endorsement interview last week how he'd make state government more efficient. Bradbury, Oregon's former Secretary of State, responded that he'd get the Oregon Department of Revenue to do a better job collecting unpaid taxes from deadbeats. That was an interesting answer because Bradbury's opponent in the May 18 Democratic primary, ...   More
Monday, April 12, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Explains His "Ungovernable" Remark; Grades His Past Performance

In the waning days of his second term as governor, John Kitzhaber said in a speech to the Eugene Rotary Club that Oregon was on the verge of being "ungovernable." Kitzhaber and his rival for the 2010 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, former Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, stopped by WW on Thursday for an endorsement interview heading into the May 18 primary. The attached video ...   More
Friday, April 9, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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