Government and law

Government and law
Local officials resign over ethics law
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

Across Oregon, dozens of small-town planning commissioners and city council members have been resigning their posts in protest over a state ethics law that now requires formerly exempt rural public officials to complete a statement of economic interest form.

 

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Q&A with new state labor chief
May 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008

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When Gov. Ted Kulongoski tapped Brad Avakian to be the state’s labor commissioner, the former Democratic senator and one-time civil rights lawyer says he had one thought.

 

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Governor plans break up of economic development department
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

{safe_alt_text}It’s a surprising move. It may be a risky move. It’s a move that, if successful, should change how Oregon’s economic department does business with the world and with the state itself.

 

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Graphic: Services paid for with Oregon tax dollars
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

IncomeTaxChart.jpgBreakdown of Oregon income and property tax allocations.

 

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Pot bill fails, new one in the works
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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Of the business-related legislation that died in this year’s special legislative session, it was a workplace medical marijuana bill that may have had the most mixed support from Oregon’s business community.

 

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