Tag Archives: Ethics Law

Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass

    One commander objected to officers working as security at the Apple Store. But the police union calls the shots. Source: Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass – Willamette Week

St. Helens City Council, mayor, focus of ethics probe

Following a preliminary review, the state ethics commission has launched a formal probe to determine if St. Helens city councilors and the mayor violated Oregon law when they hosted a closed meeting to discuss a lagoon repurposing project at the offices of a consulting firm in Portland. Source: St. Helens City Council, mayor, focus of […]
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Cylvia Hayes attends ethics commission meeting, settles for $50,000

Oregon Government Ethics Commission officials voted Friday morning to accept a settlement agreement with former first lady Cylvia Hayes, cutting her potential $110,000 fine for 22 violations to $50,000. Source: Cylvia Hayes attends ethics commission meeting, settles for $50,000 – oregonlive.com

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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Editorial: Don’t muddle state’s ethics laws

Maybe lawyers for state agencies are not like other Oregonians. They could have far superior wisdom and judgment. We’d guess, though, that they are just as imperfect as everybody else. But House Bill 2830 would give an attorney for a public employer a special power. Such attorneys could immunize public employees from a civil penalty […]
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Ex-Logos Public Charter School head faces $5,500 fine

A state ethics commission will decide Friday whether to fine the former executive director of Logos Public Charter School $5,500 for violating ethics laws when he signed a $1.5 million contract with the school a month after he had resigned. Joe VonDoloski, who said in May he would challenge the Oregon Government Ethics Commission’s “one-sided” […]
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Oregon Ethics Commission: Former Gov. John Kitzhaber Used Office For Personal Gain

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday that former Gov. John Kitzhaber violated state ethics law and used his office for personal gain. The commission was considering an investigation released earlier this week that focused on the former governor’s decision to place his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, in a state role where she could have […]
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