Tag Archives: Sec. Dennis Richardson

Concerns about cancer’s toll on Dennis Richardson worsen

How severely brain cancer is affecting Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson remains unclear, as a curtailment of his public schedule and delegation of some duties to a deputy raise questions about his future in the state’s second-highest office. Source: Concerns about cancer’s toll on Dennis Richardson worsen

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Abruptly Announces He Can No Longer Attend Land Board Meetings

The announcement one day before a scheduled Oct. 16 meeting signals the severity of Richardson’s cancer challenge. Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s battle with brain cancer is taking a serious toll. On Monday, Richardson, 69, sent an email to his two colleagues on the State Land Board, Gov. Kate Brown and state Treasurer Tobias […]
Read More »

Secretary of state’s deputy rose despite past IT debacle

Leslie Cummings’ role over state elections, audits takes on new importance with Secretary Richardson fighting brain cancer. A little over five years ago, Leslie Cummings was in danger of being fired or demoted by the state of Oregon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Secretary of state’s deputy rose despite past IT debacle

What do you want the secretary of state to prioritize next year?

Last week, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson asked for Oregonians’ help refining ideas he’d like the Legislature to consider when it convenes next year. His wish list is a smorgasbord of conservative bogeymen and good ideas. Among the former is reducing bureaucratic red tape that Richardson says hurts small businesses. Source: What do you want […]
Read More »

A Case Study: The Chinese Communist Party Works to Influence Oregon

In 2010 Oregon’s state legislature resolved to encourage Confucius Classrooms. An Oregon resident recently found out, much to her dismay, that a piece of Oregon state legislation that encouraged the establishment of Confucius Classrooms could have been pushed through by the long arm of the Chinese Communist Party. She believes the CCP’s penetration in Oregon […]
Read More »

Richardson’s health raises new concerns

Secretary of state, battling brain cancer, struggled at recent State Land Board meeting. Dennis Richardson, Oregon secretary of state and first in line if the governor can no longer serve in office, has cut back his schedule as he deals with brain cancer. His performance at an August meeting of the State Land Board raised […]
Read More »

Editorial: Richardson would put money to good use

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson will ask the 2019 Legislature to finance a much-needed boost to his office’s auditing abilities by creating a three-person team to focus on Medicaid programs.  Source: Editorial: Richardson would put money to good use;

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 […]
Read More »