Updated: Nonprofit's Taxpayer Funding Spiked the Year It Employed Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes

State money increased eight-fold, and then all but disappeared after she quit.

This story was originally posted at 8:10 pm Thursday night. It is being updated at 12:10 pm on Friday, Jan. 30 to include a response from Craig Smith, the executive director of Rural Development Initiatives, Inc., and to include Cylvia Hayes' salary when she worked for RDI in 2011.
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