Timeline Of Ethics Issues Surrounding Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announces his resignation following allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes.

OREGON:  Just weeks after being sworn in for an unprecedented fourth term, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation following allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes. OCT. 8 – The Willamette Week newspaper reports that the governor’s fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, used Read the full article…

Subpoenas Arrive As Oregon Governor Announces Departure

Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career.

OREGON:  Just hours after Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his decision to resign, a subpoena arrived in a state office building confirming that federal agents are looking into the influence-peddling scandal that led to the abrupt end of a four-decade political career. The Democratic governor gave in to mounting pressure Friday, abandoning his office amid Read the full article…

Oregon Home Marijuana Possession Limits Are Too High, John Kitzhaber Suggests

Gov. John Kitzhaber expresses concern about how much marijuana Oregonians would be allowed to possess at home under the new legalization measure.

OREGON:  Gov. John Kitzhaber expressed concern Tuesday about how much marijuana Oregonians would be allowed to possess at home under the new legalization measure – and he indicated that he might ask legislators to seek lower limits. The governor, saying he has “many concerns” about the initiative approved by voters, questioned the logic of allowing Read the full article…

Oregon mulls candidates for committee that will draft rules for medical marijuana shops

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OREGON: A committee that makes recommendations to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has suggested adding two prosecutors and an Oregon State Police official to the committee that will draft rules for the new registry for medical marijuana retailers.

Medical marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

Medical Marijuana dispensaries a signature away from approval

OREGON: SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Medical marijuana dispensaries are a signature away from being legal in Oregon. The state House of Representatives approved a bill Saturday to establish a licensing system for medical marijuana outlets. The bill, which passed 32-27, now goes to Gov. John Kitzhaber to sign.

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills Into Law

Gov. John Kitzhaber expresses concern about how much marijuana Oregonians would be allowed to possess at home under the new legalization measure.

OREGON: Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately. The first, Senate Bill 40, lowers the penalties for possession of more than an ounce of pot. Under the old laws, possession of more than four ounces was a Class B felony punishable Read the full article…

Oregon Governor Signs Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bills Into Law

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber announces his resignation following allegations his fiancée used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes.

OREGON: Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) Monday signed into law two measures that will reduce the punishments for certain marijuana-related offenses. The changes go into effect immediately. The first, Senate Bill 40, lowers the penalties for possession of more than an ounce of pot. Under the old laws, possession of more than four ounces was a Class B felony punishable Read the full article…