NewsPortlanders for Water Reform, the coalition of industrial water consumers aiming to wrest control of water and sewer pricing from the City of Portland has disclosed its first contribution—and it's a big one. The Portland MercuryMore
State Rep. Jules Bailey (D-Portland) says he will run for County Commission seat one if the incumbent in that seat, Commissioner Deborah Kafoury, runs for county chair.
Bailey says his conversation with Kafoury today led him to believe she will seek to replace Jeff Cogen, who More
A new report released today by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that national political spending by non-profit groups—mostly 501c4s, which do not have to disclose their donors—grew from about $5 million in 2006 to more than $300 million last year.
NewsGov. John Kitzhaber today alerted legislators to be ready for a special session Sept. 30. His goal is to make further cuts—up to $5 billion—to the Public Employee Retirement System and generate a couple of hundred million dollars with new taxes.
Two things are unclear: First, More
State treasurer Ted Wheeler wants to borrow $500 million to buy stocks and invest the profits in college scholarships.
As Multnomah County chairman, Ted Wheeler killed a risky
proposal for an Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel. As state
treasurer, he’s been a voice of caution on excessive borrowing and
UPDATE: City Club debate will now feature dueling national experts
Before he left office at the beginning of this year, former Mayor Sam Adams was a leading proponent of building a 600-room hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center.
Despite Adams' repeated efforts to find a way to finance such a hotel, the project foundered during the deep recession that plagued his mayoral term.Now, Adams is the executive director of Portland City Club an...
Gov. Kitzhaber says he wants pension reform. But he’s running out of time and votes.
Last month, Gov. John Kitzhaber tried to force two ancient
enemies—public-employee unions and the Oregon Republican Party—to
strike a “grand bargain” on pension reform and taxes.
The prospects for marijuana legalization in Oregon are looking stronger. Anthony Johnson, the director of the advocacy group New Approach Oregon, tells WW today that his group will pursue a ballot measure next year.
"Our coalition is moving forward with a legalization measure to end cannabis prohibition in Oregon in the 2014 election," Johnson says.
The Clackamas Education Service District, which provides a variety of services to 10 Clackamas County school districts, took the unusual step last month of putting its unhappiness about Oregon's Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew in writing.
The ESD took its concerns to the man who pushed for the creation of Crew's position, Gov. John Kitzhaber. As WWMore