Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Bend statehouse candidate made false claim in voter guide

Amanda La Bell, the Working Families Party candidate for the 54th House District backed by several prominent Democrats, claims incorrectly in the official state Voters Pamphlet that she earned a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University in Georgia.Making false statements in part of the voter guide is a class C felony.“Regarding my college education, I […]
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Richardson: Audits find $106 million in questionable spending

Much of it improper Medicaid payments. Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released a statement Wednesday documenting approximately $106.2 million in questionable spending by four state agencies from Jan. 2, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Source: Richardson: Audits find $106 million in questionable spending – KTVZ

Oregon auditors find $106 million in questionable spending by state agencies

Oregon auditors found approximately $106. 2 million in questionable spending by four state agencies between Jan. 2, 2017 and June 30, 2018. One of the major offenders involved the state’s Medicaid program. Source: Oregon auditors find $106 million in questionable spending by state agencies | KATU

Editorial: Increased scrutiny by auditors a good thing

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is a man on a mission. He wants his office to do all it can to increase state government’s transparency, accountability and integrity, and the audits his office does of state agencies are a part of that effort. Now he is making audits even more useful by issuing follow-up […]
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Editorial: State isn’t careful enough about audits

Oregon law requires 30 state agencies to have internal auditors. It’s the job of those auditors to ensure that those agencies are doing business efficiently, obeying the law, and being careful with money. They protect all Oregonians from risk. Too often that’s not what happens, according to an audit from the secretary of state’s office, […]
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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says he’s still on job despite fatigue

Statewide elected officials says treament for brain cancer is tiring him, but is not stopping him from attending to his duties. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has released a video address saying he is attending to his duties despite undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Source: Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says he’s still on job […]
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Oregon’s government waste hotline calls increased in 2017

Oregon’s government waste hotline received more tips and complaints last year than it had since 2009, an increase attributed to greater publicity of the service, according to a report released Monday by the Secretary of State’s office Audits Division. The 329 calls, online messages, emails and letters from state employees and citizens was also nearly […]
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Attorney For Foes Of Oregon Governor, Unions Authored Secretive Elections Complaint

A recent election complaint against Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a senior Nike employee and two public-employee union officials was authored by an attorney affiliated with political enemies of both Brown and unions. Portland lawyer Jill Gibson acknowledged Friday that she’d drafted a complaint filed with the Oregon Secretary of State’s office on July 24 by […]
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State agency kept shoveling money to SoloPower to bitter end

Oregon’s Department of Energy stood by SoloPower, its wallet wide open, even after repeated financial setbacks and missed loan payments. There were so many reasons to say no: the eight years of consistent failure, the loan defaults, the shuttered factory, the management turnover. But when SoloPower Systems called last summer, Oregon answered. Source: State agency […]
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Under fire, Hardesty downplays not registering business

Council candidate reveals tax records to document income, government contracts for last three years. Portland City Council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty admits she failed to register her consulting business with the state of Oregon, calling it a mistake that many other small business owners make, too. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Under fire, Hardesty downplays […]
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