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.
As Kitzhaber pushes the CRC, the plan to pay for it is both fact and fantasy.
The Columbia River Crossing project is on a fast track in
Salem, sent racing toward approval by its biggest backer, Gov. John
The governor—pushing a
complex project with gaping fi
Kitzhaber nixes universities’ hopes of cutting health costs.
Oregon’s seven state universities have been clamoring for years for more independence from bureaucratic state regulations.
As taxpayer support
for them has waned, Oregon University System offici
What it means that Kitzhaber and legislators got rolled by Nike.
The state’s most powerful business leaders—if they were
listening closely—might have heard the clues from Gov. John Kitzhaber
only two weeks ago about his secret talks to give Nike a sweethe