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Subscriber Special - Investigation: Blazing The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage

February 14, 2017 09:40 AM
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WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH OREGON?
 
Over 200 state contractors funded the political careers of Governor Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum who 
reaped $805,876 in campaign cash since 2012. 

These businesses hold lifetime state contracts 
worth at least $2.6 billion.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown And AG Ellen Rosenblum Blaze The Oregon Trail Of Political Patronage
 
Read our investigation published at FORBES: 
February 14, 2017
In 2016, as politicians across America were fleeing voter wrath, Oregon's governor and attorney general were blazing an unlikely trail - accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from businesses with state contracts.
 
Since 1940, it's illegal at the Federal level.  

In Illinois, it's mostly illegal. 

In Oregon, it's totally legal... for now.

At a time when Oregon is considering an income tax hike, elected officials should consider revamping public integrity laws to match the federal statute - or at least Illinois ethics. 

Voters might appreciate an effort to pioneer reform rather than blazing a trail of political patronage costing taxpayers millions.


WHO ARE THE STATE CONTRACTORS FUNDING THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS OF THE GOVERNOR AND ATTORNEY GENERAL?
 
 
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ALREADY OUR INVESTIGATION IS IMPACTING THE PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE DEBATE IN OREGON...

Oregon Lawmaker To Push Bills Outlawing Businesses, Unions With State Contracts From Making Political Donations | by Gordon Friedman | The Oregonian
February 14, 2017
 
Legislation would prohibit campaign contributions 
by state contractors | by Paris Achen
Portland Tribune
Read the coverage click here
February 14, 2017 
 
 

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