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Oregon lawmakers' overseas trips funded by lobby groups, Taiwanese government – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Oregon lawmakers' overseas trips funded by lobby groups, Taiwanese government – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Oregon lawmakers jetted off to Taiwan, Portugal, Denmark and tech hubs in California this fall, all paid for by companies and groups that have a keen interest in the laws they’ll pass.  These junkets, once common, have been rarer in recent years due to the COVID pandemic and associated travel restrictions. One planned trip to […]
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Oregon lawmakers' overseas trips funded by lobby groups, Taiwanese government – Oregon Capital Chronicle
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Kate Brown’s top aides went into overdrive doing campaign-like work during
Kate Brown’s top aides went into overdrive doing campaign-like work during
Newly released records show Gov. Kate Brown’s state staff shifted into overdrive to lay out her policy positions — and accomplishments — on education and other central campaign issues as the governor was running for re-election last year.
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Kate Brown’s top aides went into overdrive doing campaign-like work during
Jennifer Williamson ends bid for Oregon secretary of state, cites forthcomi
Jennifer Williamson ends bid for Oregon secretary of state, cites forthcomi
Former Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, a Portland Democrat, announced on Monday she would suspend her campaign for secretary of state in light of a forthcoming story about her use of campaign funds.
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Jennifer Williamson ends bid for Oregon secretary of state, cites forthcomi
How a public institute in Oregon became a de facto lobbying arm of the timb
How a public institute in Oregon became a de facto lobbying arm of the timb
Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon's timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so.
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How a public institute in Oregon became a de facto lobbying arm of the timb
A decade after Oregon cracked down on lobbyist wining and dining, lawmakers
A decade after Oregon cracked down on lobbyist wining and dining, lawmakers
Oregon law currently bars legislators and other public officials from accepting more than $50 per year from any entity that wants to influence a government decision. Lawmakers are considering eliminating that limit.
·oregonlive.com·
A decade after Oregon cracked down on lobbyist wining and dining, lawmakers
Audit: Oregon should boost ethics officials’ independence, anti-corruption
Audit: Oregon should boost ethics officials’ independence, anti-corruption
Oregon state auditors released a report Wednesday that recommended several opportunities for legislators and other officials to strengthen the state's ethics laws and increase the independence of the state's ethics commission.
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Audit: Oregon should boost ethics officials’ independence, anti-corruption
Oregon taxpayers foot $100,000 bill for Gov. Kate Brown’s political consult
Oregon taxpayers foot $100,000 bill for Gov. Kate Brown’s political consult
In February 2020, Gov. Kate Brown's staff asked state procurement officials to prepare a no-bid contract worth up to $150,000 for her former communications director so he could assist with Oregon’s share of work on the Western Governors’ Association electric vehicle recommendations.
·oregonlive.com·
Oregon taxpayers foot $100,000 bill for Gov. Kate Brown’s political consult
What happened when a public institute became a de facto lobbying arm of the
What happened when a public institute became a de facto lobbying arm of the
Internal emails show a tax-funded agency created to educate people about forestry has acted as a public-relations agency and lobbying arm for Oregon's timber industry, in some cases skirting legal constraints that forbid it from doing so.
·oregonlive.com·
What happened when a public institute became a de facto lobbying arm of the
Portland City Council members, other top leaders could see big raises
Portland City Council members, other top leaders could see big raises
A draft proposal by the five-person salary commission proposes a pay hike for officials elected to Portland’s new form of government in 2025, which will expand the size of City Council from four to 12 members.
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Portland City Council members, other top leaders could see big raises
U.S. Supreme Court justices take lavish gifts — then raise the bar for bribery prosecutions – Oregon Capital Chronicle
U.S. Supreme Court justices take lavish gifts — then raise the bar for bribery prosecutions – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Justice Clarence Thomas might be the most egregious when it comes to taking gifts and not disclosing them, but he’s not alone. His colleagues on the U.S. Supreme Court also haven’t been shy about taking fancy freebies from rich people — many of whom have an interest in the actions of the court. The justices […]
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U.S. Supreme Court justices take lavish gifts — then raise the bar for bribery prosecutions – Oregon Capital Chronicle