Category Archives: Government Ethics Commission

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission Still Hasn’t Resolved Cylvia Hayes’ Case 

Eleven months after finding Hayes committed 22 ethics violations, the state panel has yet to fine her. It’s now been 11 months since the Oregon Government Ethics Commission found former Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes had committed 22 violations of state ethics laws. That made Hayes subject to fines of up to $5,000 for each […]
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State Ethics Officials Fine Former Health of Benefit Board $20,000

Oregon ethics officials have fined the former director of a state agency in charge of insurance benefits for educators $20,000 for numerous violations. An investigation found that James Raussen, director of the Oregon Educators Benefit Board between December 2015 to November 2016, enjoyed fancy meals with companies doing business with the state, a night in […]
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Former Oregon state board director fined $20,000 in ethics case

James Raussen faces a $20,000 fine after an investigation into his conduct as director of the Oregon Educators Benefits Board, a low-profile state entity that purchases insurance benefits for public school teachers. The Oregon Government Ethics Commission levied the civil penalties in a 10-count ethics case that began two years ago. Source: Former Oregon state board director fined $20,000 in ethics […]
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Clackamas County commissioner under state ethics investigation

The state ethics commission is investigating allegations that the chairman of the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners used his position to benefit his wife, a county manager, and failed to disclose a conflict of interest when considering her pay, her agency’s budget and possible discipline against her. Source: Clackamas County commissioner under state ethics investigation […]
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Oregon Republicans Ask For Ethics Investigation Into Brown Campaign

The Oregon Republican Party filed a complaint with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission on Wednesday, asking them to investigate whether Gov. Kate Brown used public funds for campaign purposes. Source: Oregon Republicans Ask For Ethics Investigation Into Brown Campaign

Lawsuit Against City of Portland Challenges the High Cost of Public Records

Housing activist Alan Kessler challenged the city’s $150 minimum cost for an email search in a lawsuit that seeks records on a Portland Historic Landmarks Commissioner. Source: Lawsuit Against City of Portland Challenges the High Cost of Public Records

NW Portland affordable housing approved; historic building to be preserved

The historic Buck-Prager Building will get new life as an affordable housing development of 148 new apartments for seniors and low-wage workers. Source: NW Portland affordable housing approved; historic building to be preserved

Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will investigate whether Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state ethics laws by attempting to use his position to stop medical marijuana from being grown in his neighborhood south of Lebanon. Source: Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner | News | democratherald.com

Ethics Commission to investigate Linn commissioner

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission will investigate whether Linn County Commissioner John Lindsey violated state ethics laws by attempting to use his position to stop medical marijuana from being grown in his neighborhood south of Lebanon. A complaint was filed on July 17 by William Templeton of Albany, on behalf of himself and several family […]
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Capitol roundup: Sixteen sheriffs say ‘Yes on 105’ & Not talking, for now

State Library Ed. Note: Scroll down within story for content. Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson was among 16 county sheriffs who signed a joint letter calling on voters to support Measure 105, which would repeal Oregon’s “sanctuary” law. Under the 30-year-old law, state and local law enforcement officials are barred from assisting federal officials investigating […]
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