Category Archives: Government Ethics Commission

Deschutes judge accused of ethics violation from 2014 lawsuit

A Deschutes County Circuit Court judge is facing ethics complaints alleging she was a friend of someone involved with a lawsuit heard in her courtroom in 2014. Beth Bagley is accused of failing to disclose a personal relationship and recuse herself in two separate filings last month — one a lawsuit in U.S. District Court […]
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Breidenthal gets off too easily | Mail Tribune

Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal will have to pay just $2,500 to settle charges that he used his elective office for personal gain and violated conflict-of-interest rules. The amount represents 10 percent of the $25,000 potential civil penalty he faced if the matter had been further investigated. He also could have been subject to […]
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Oregon ethics commission rejects settlement with Cylvia Hayes, ex-first lady

State ethics commissioners on Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed settlement with ex-First Lady Cylvia Hayes, said Commissioner Dan Mason. Hayes had agreed in January to a $44,000 fine for breaking ethics laws 22 times. But the settlement needed final approval from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Source: Oregon ethics commission rejects settlement with Cylvia Hayes, […]
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Oregon ethics commission rejects settlement with Cylvia Hayes, former first lady

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission unanimously rejected a proposed settlement with former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes during its meeting Thursday. Hayes had reached an agreement with ethics commission staff to pay $44,000 and effectively close the book on the influence peddling scandal that forced her fiancee, former Gov. John Kitzhaber, to resign in 2015. Source: Oregon ethics […]
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Oregon Government Ethics Commission Unanimously Rejects $44,000 Settlement With Cylvia Hayes

Cylvia Hayes’ habit of not showing up for meetings of the Oregon Government Ethics Commission has again proved costly. After OGEC staff and the Oregon Department of Justice hammered out a $44,000 settlement with Hayes for 22 violations of state ethic laws (announced publicly  March 5), the OGEC was set to vote to approve the […]
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Oregon ethics panel rejects deal with Cylvia Hayes

State ethics commissioners Thursday unanimously rejected a proposed settlement with ex-First Lady Cylvia Hayes, Commissioner Dan Mason said. Hayes, who owns a home in Bend, had agreed in January to a $44,000 fine for breaking ethics laws 22 times. But the settlement needed final approval from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Source: Oregon ethics panel […]
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Former Jackson County commissioner Doug Breidenthal fined $2,500 for ethical violations

Former Jackson County Commissioner Doug Breidenthal has agreed to pay $2,500 to settle claims that he violated ethics laws by using his office for financial gain and to establish an interest in a cannabis business. The agreement prevents further action by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission, according to a final order issued Feb. 25. The […]
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Cylvia Hayes, ex-Oregon first lady, agrees to settle ethics charges for $44,000

Cylvia Hayes, the former Oregon first lady, has agreed to pay $44,000 for a litany of ethics violations arising from her use of public office for personal profit. Source: Cylvia Hayes, ex-Oregon first lady, agrees to settle ethics charges for $44,000

Cylvia Hayes, Oregon Ethics Commission agree to settle long-standing complaint

Cylvia Hayes, former first lady of Oregon, has agreed to pay $44,000 to settle a complaint against her by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Source: Cylvia Hayes, Oregon Ethics Commission agree to settle long-standing complaint

LOBBY POWER: Lawmakers come and go, but the lobby remains a constant power

For every lawmaker in Oregon, there are about 12 lobbyists, working to influence votes. As the 2019 Legislature steams ahead, an army of 1,000 lobbyists is at work to gain political favors from the state’s 90 legislators. Two years ago, special interests reported to the state that they spent $39 million on that effort. Source: […]
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