Tobias Read Raises Money from National Figures


State Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) is—at least for now—the only Democratic candidate for state treasurer in 2016. (Jeff Gudman, a Lake Oswego city councilor, has indicated he'll seek the Republican nomination and former state Sen. Chris Telfer (R-Bend), who ran for treasurer in 2010, has also told the Bend Bulletin she may run as a member of the Independent Party).The most interesting thing about ...   More
Friday, August 21, 2015 by Nigel Jaquiss

Tobias Read Will Run For State Treasurer


State Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) announced this morning that he will run for state treasurer next year.Read, a former Nike footwear developer, has served five terms in the House, focusing on transportation and economic development issues. He worked closely this session with current state Treasurer Ted Wheeler to pass a retirement security bill, which is aimed at encouraging people who aren't part ...   More
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Lawmakers Sponsoring Class Action Legislation Silenced

Tobias Read and Jennifer Williamson kicked off agenda of legal-aid lunch


Two state lawmakers were kicked off the agenda of a legal-aid luncheon today, where they were scheduled to talk about a bill opposed by powerful interests.This morning, Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) and Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) sought and received excused absences from their legislative committee work to travel to Portland to address the a lunch held by The Lawyers' Campaign for Equal Justice. ...   More
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Sales Tax, Anybody?

Lawmakers are about to start debating a shakeup of the state’s tax system—and an unpopular idea leads the list.

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In the history of Oregon politics, there are few things voters have hated more than a sales tax. But when voters...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Green Machine

New green-energy tax breaks make critics see red.

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Newly proposed green-energy tax credits in Oregon are prompting watchdog groups to warn that the measure is a warmed-up version of a discredited idea. And the tax watchdogs blasting the proposal f   More
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jack Shack Attack

The Legislature takes on Oregon’s proliferating lingerie shops.

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You’ve seen them along Northeast 82nd Avenue and lining the suburban strips of Washington County. With names like Hotties, Pussy Cats and Private Rendezvous, they advertise services from    More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

The Latest on Southridge High School And Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that students at Southridge High School were trying to organize a large demonstration in Beaverton to call attention to horrific anti-gay legislation in Uganda. Students at the Beaverton school continued to work on the issue through their holiday break, and say they've gained support for the march from the Beaverton School District and other gay-straight alliances ...   More
Friday, January 8, 2010 Brittany Rogers

Homeless Portland Beavers May Get in Line for Stimulus Dollars

Glum Portland Beavers fans today saw Portland City Council vote to turn PGE Park into a soccer (and football) only stadium, which means the century-plus old baseball team will join the ranks of the city's homeless after it plays the 2010 season. But out in Washington County, Beaverton city officials —who made an unsuccessful run at landing the Beavers last year— are exploring the ...   More
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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