Bills Take Aim at Land Use Advocates

Oregon State Capitol.

 Early in the legislative session many bills filed that may never get a hearing or may languish in committee. This year, as in sessions past, Oregon property rights advocates are taking aim at the process around land use decisions. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high and "economic development" the buzzwords of even the most left-leaning lawmaker, there may be more interest than in recent ...   More
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

With Friends Like These…

A property brawl pits Betsy Johnson

Multnomah County
A site controlled by one of Portland’s largest property owners is the source of a fight between a powerful state senator and one of her longtime political allies. Over the past two decades, Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) has deployed considerable financial and political     More
Friday, December 17, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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