Governor John Kitzhaber

Gary Haugen
4:09 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Kitzhaber Scores Legal Victory Over Death Row Inmate

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has scored a major legal victory in a case that pits him against a death row inmate who wants to be executed. The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the governor does have the right to spare Gary Haugen's life.

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Oregon Health System
4:45 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Oregon Seen As Health Care Model For Other States

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Governor John Kitzhaber says the feds are calling Oregon's health system a model for other states. Money goes along with that.

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Oracle Jobs
4:58 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Oracle Says 130 Jobs Coming To Oregon

 The server giant, Oracle, announced Monday that it will shift 130 jobs from Mexico to Oregon - and retain other jobs here that might have been headed south.

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Oregon Governor Salary
5:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Kitzhaber Seeks Permission To Moonlight

Oregon Department of Transportation

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 5:28 pm

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber wants permission to make a little extra cash on the side. The state's Ethics Commission is poised to sign off on the Democrat's request to earn money through out-of-state speaking engagements.

During the eight years between his second and third terms as governor, John Kitzhaber became a nationally sought-after speaker on health care policy. The governor recently asked the state's ethics panel it would be okay, now that he's in office, to continue to accept such invitations.

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Oregon Special Session
5:36 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Oregon Lawmakers Mull Nike Proposal In Special Session

A view of the Nike World Headquarters campus in Beaverton, Ore.
Credit Brandon Carson / Flickr

Oregon lawmakers are meeting in a rare special session to consider a proposal to give Nike a unique tax deal. The measure has passed out of committee but its ultimate fate remains unclear Friday afternoon.

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Nike Tax Bill
5:27 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Protestors Urge Oregon Lawmakers To Reject Nike Bill

People protesting the “Nike bill” gather outside the Oregon capitol building Friday morning.
Credit Chris Lehman

Protesters outside the Oregon capitol building Friday are urging lawmakers to reject a bill to give Nike special tax status. Lawmakers are meeting in special session to consider the measure. It would allow the governor to freeze the way Oregon calculates the shoe giant’s corporate income taxes. In exchange, the Beaverton-based company would promise to invest at least $150 million and expand by at least 500 jobs in Oregon.

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