Ethics board to consider Kitzhaber speaking fees

Ethics board to consider Kitzhaber speaking fees

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will consider if Gov. Kitzhaber can accept speaking fees.

Before he was elected in 2010 to a third term, Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, was developing a busy schedule as a public speaker, largely addressing health care organizations.

Kitzhaber stopped taking fees as a speaker once he became governor again, but is now considering accepting invitations to speak for a fee. On Dec. 10, he asked the ethics commission if he would risk breaking Oregon's ethics rules by doing so.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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