So far, no green hangover in Oregon

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Ethics, Lobbying, National, News, Oregon, State Government  /  No Comments

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Despite an investigation into the former governor of Oregon and his fiancée and their involvement with green energy groups, key environmental legislation is still on track.

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Oregon governor’s controversy puts green groups on the spot

By   /  February 10, 2015  /  Accountability, Energy and Environment, Ethics, News, Oregon, Politics, State Government  /  No Comments

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A growing controversy involving the governor of Oregon and his fiancée has also put the spotlight on green groups that hired Cylvia Hayes for renewable energy work.

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‘Report Card on American Education’ a mixed bag for Oregon

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Federal Government, Oregon, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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ALEC’s annual Report Card on American Education shows both promising and concerning results for Oregon’s educational progress.

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Five ballot initiatives to watch Tuesday night

By   /  November 4, 2014  /  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, National, News, Oregon, Pensions, Politics & Elections, South Dakota, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org
Sure, the U.S. Senate races and control of Congress will be in the spotlight on all the major cable news networks Tuesday night.
In some states — I’m looking at you Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan and Colorado, among others — there will be closely watched races to decide who the next governor will be. And […]

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Cylvia Hayes admits she once bought land to illegally grow marijuana

By   /  October 20, 2014  /  News, Oregon, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes was, in addition to her other scandals, involved in an illegal marijuana growing operation in 1997-1998.

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Oregon’s first lady admits to past ‘green-card marriage’ with 18-year-old

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Ethics, Northwest, Oregon, Politics & Elections, State Government, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com
Talk about an October surprise!
The first lady of Oregon — though she’s technically not married to the governor yet —tearfully admitted Thursday that she once married an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant in exchange for around $5,000 so he could get a green-card.
Cylvia Hayes was forced to come clean after the the Willamette Week, an alternative newspaper, began […]

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