AG Ellen Rosenblum Still Dragging Her Heels On Kitzhaber/Hayes Investigation


Oregon law requires Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to investigative public corruption. The law says the AG “shall…investigate allegations of corruption or malfeasance by public officials in Oregon and, where appropriate, coordinate, cooperate and assist in taking legal action.”  In legal terms, the word "shall" means “must.” Rosenblum’s predecessor, former AG John ...   More
Friday, February 6, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Oregonian Calls On Gov. John Kitzhaber to Resign


The Oregonian editorial board this afternoon called on Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign in the wake of new allegations of influence-peddling. The board writes:Whether through gross inattention or complicity, Kitzhaber has broken faith with Oregonians. His career in Oregon politics is one of great accomplishment, but his past success does not excuse the mess he has made of the office with which ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Hired Ally Who Arranged Cylvia Hayes' Fellowship, Making Him Highest-Paid Aide

Right after finding lucrative work for first lady, Dan Carol joined governor's staff


Gov. John Kitzhaber provided a lucrative job in his administration to an longtime associate who found work for Kitzhaber's fiancee, Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes. In 2011, Dan Carol, a veteran political consultant, arranged a high-paying assignment for Hayes, Oregon's first lady. Starting in July or August of 2011, Hayes began a fellowship Carol arranged with the Clean Economy Development Center, ...   More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Gov. John Kitzhaber Sworn in For Historic Fourth Term


Gov. John Kitzhaber was today sworn in for a historic fourth term as Oregon governor.After being sworn in by Paul De Muniz, the former chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Kitzhaber kissed his fiancee, first lady Cylvia Hayes, and addressed a joint session of the state House and Senate on the first day of the 78th Legislature.The ceremony was as notable for who was not in attendance—any of ...   More
Monday, January 12, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

FBI is Investigating Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes

Feds looking into actions of Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancee


The FBI has opened an investigation into Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes, WW has learned from multiple sources. The investigation began soon after the newspaper published a story in early October raising questions about the dual role Hayes has played in the office of her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber (“First Lady Inc., WW, Oct. 8, 2014). In that story, WW reported that in 2013, Hayes signed private ...   More
Friday, January 9, 2015 by Nigel Jaquiss

How Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes Parlayed Her Role Advising Kitzhaber Into a Private Consulting Contract

East Oregonian story uses emails to track Hayes' work


Today's WW includes a story about a taxpayer-funded trip Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes took to Seattle in August 2013. On that trip, Hayes acknowledges, she conducted private client meetings. One of the issues she had been hired to work was ocean acidification. Her client was Resource Media, a Seattle public relations firm, which hired Hayes in 2013 to work on acidification and other issues related ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber Speech Will Highlight Oregon Business Summit

Event run by group who hired spokeswoman for Cylvia Hayes


Gov. John Kitzhaber has been largely invisible since winning election to a fourth term on Nov. 4. On Tuesday, Kitzhaber will make his highest profile address since defeating state Rep. Dennis Richardson (R-Central Point) when he gives the keynote address at the Oregon Business Summit. He'll speak between 1 pm and 2 pm at the Oregon Convention Center to the annual gathering of Oregon business and political ...   More
Monday, January 5, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

The Eugene Register-Guard Calls For Special Prosecutor In the First Lady Cylvia Hayes Ethics Case


The Eugene Register-Guard is calling for Gov. John Kitzhaber to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the business dealings of Kitzhaber's fiance, Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes. Here's what the Register-Guard, which endorsed Kitzhaber's November re-election, wrote in its Dec. 28 edition:Kitzhaber has asked the Oregon Government Ethics Commission to examine whether Hayes violated state laws ...   More
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Title Fight

New documents show why first lady Cylvia Hayes is subject to Oregon’s ethics laws.

Cylvia Hayes has garnered many titles in her career. She is CEO of her consulting business, 3E Strategies. She has carried the designation of adviser to her fiance, Gov. John Kitzhaber. And she�   More
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Sen. Richard Devlin Takes Issue with Gov. John Kitzhaber's Budget


Republicans surrendered two seats in the Oregon Senate in the November election and one in the Oregon House. That meant they gave up much of their ability to serve as a check on Gov. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat.That role—to the extent anyone fills it—will now fall to members of his own party, such as state Sen. Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin). Now in his 18th year as a lawmaker, Devlin, ...   More
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS


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