Kitzhaber's State of State Speech Pushes Jobs, Big Savings

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Gov. John Kitzhaber delivered his state-of-the-state speech in the Capitol this morning. Kitzhaber told lawamkers, who are in organizational meetings prior to convening the regular session in February, that he needs their help in cutting public employee pension benefits and prison spending.Kitahaber also included a high level of specificity on a couple of the biggest challenges facing Oregon: job creation ...   More
 
Monday, January 14, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Protesters Pledge to Delay Kitzhaber's Nike Vote

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 A coalition of anti-Nike protesters who rallied last night in downtown Portland are in Salem today—pledging to delay and disrupt a vote on Gov. John Kitzhaber's deal with with the sneaker giant to keep its tax status. "I suppose it's possible that we could extend this [session] into the weekend," rally organizer Nicholas Ivan Caleb declared outside the Portland Niketown store. He suggested ...   More
 
Friday, December 14, 2012 AARON MESH

Nike Legislation Would Exclude Intel

Kitzhaber asks lawmakers to amend bill

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When the Legislature meets in special session tomorrow, it will probably pass a bill that benefits Nike, Oregon's marquee home-grown company. But the draft version of that legislation will make it difficult for Intel, the California-based tech giant that is Oregon's largest private employer, to get the same assurance.Nike and Intel both already benefit from Oregon's current approach to corporate income ...   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Nike Eyeing Investment in Portland After Special Session

Sources say sporting goods company may invest here

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Multiple sources familiar with the deal Gov. John Kitzhaber and Nike announced earlier this week have indicated there may be a significant, undisclosed subplot to the deal—that Nike is considering a major investment in Portland.  Two sites mentioned as possible locations for expansion are South Waterfront, where big tracts of land exist adjacent to glitzy condos and downtown; and, the ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: Goldschmidt Claims he Was Bilked

News that never forgets.


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Ex-Gov. Neil Goldschmidt says he’s been ripped off to the tune of $601,599—the amount he and his wife, Diana, claim in a lawsuit they invested with Arkansas-based Voyager Financial Group. Th   More
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

Kitzhaber Wants Retention Contract with Nike

Deal will extend existing tax rules, create "thousands" of jobs

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Gov. John Kitzhaber announced this morning he will convene a special session of the Legislature on Friday, Dec. 14 (not Dec. 17 as he first announced) in order to cut a deal with Nike. Kitzhaber said today that Nike is planning a major expansion and sought assurances Oregon would not materially change its tax structure in a way that would disadvantage Nike in the future. "They are looking for ...   More
 
Monday, December 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

To Woo Jobs, Kitzhaber Will Convene Special Legislative Session: Updated

Sources say company involved is Nike

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Gov. John Kitzhaber has the state speculating this morning about an 11 am press conference he'll hold in the Capitol to convene a Dec. 17 special session. In the past 15 years, Oregon governors, including Kitzhaber, have typically called special sessions in times of great budget distress. But three sources this morning told WW that this time Kitzhaber needs lawmakers to weigh in on an economic development ...   More
 
Monday, December 10, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Kitzhaber On the CRC: "It's Time to Build This Bridge"

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At today's 10th Oregon Leadership Summit, Gov. John Kitzhaber did what he could to put the best face on the controversial $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing project. "I met with legislative leadership last week and they agreed to prioritize this project in 2013," Kitzhaber told the assembled throng of business leaders and elected officials. In the budget he released Nov. 30, Kitzhaber anticipated ...   More
 
Monday, December 3, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Dr. Dough

Gov. John Kitzhaber found the will to help his party win the Legislature.


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Gov. John Kitzhaber’s distaste for the rough and tumble of electoral politics is legendary. During his first stint as governor, from 1995 to 2003, Kitzhaber barely got his hands dirty in helpi   More
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Murmurs: 501(c)3s Weigh in on Ballot Measures, OEA Opposes Parents on Compacts

We are the 47 Percent.


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It’s rare for charitable groups to make political contributions—federal law discourages them from converting donations (deductible to the giver) into political cash. But a couple of local 50   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 WW Editorial Staff

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