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Second senator formally complains against Kruse
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Second senator formally complains against Kruse
Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward filed a formal complaint Nov. 14 against Sen. Jeff Kruse for unwanted touching.

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OHA director details another $112 million in possible Medicaid errors
OHA director details another $112 million in possible Medicaid errors
The figure is on top of the state’s estimated overpayment of $74 million to coordinated care organizations.
State ethics commission denies Kitzhaber settlement
State ethics commission denies Kitzhaber settlement
Oregon Government Ethics Commission staff members recommended a penalty of $1,000 to settle ethics violations.
Feds threaten to end state’s criminal justice funds
Feds threaten to end state’s criminal justice funds
In a letter Wednesday, Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson asked the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission to address whether Oregon’s sanctuary policies violate federal statute.
Formal complaint charges senator with unwanted touching
Formal complaint charges senator with unwanted touching
Sen. Sara Gelser seeks Roseburg Republican’s expulsion, claims more than a dozen women harassed.
Senators confirmed to serve on high-paid power council
Senators confirmed to serve on high-paid power council
Sens. Richard Devlin and Ted Ferrioli will join the Northwest Power Planning & Conservation Council.
Kitzhaber agrees to settle ethics probe
Kitzhaber agrees to settle ethics probe
Complaints allege the former governor and first lady Cylvia Hayes used their public offices for profit.
Lawmakers mull ‘first-time’ homebuyers
Lawmakers mull ‘first-time’ homebuyers
The savings program would offer tax incentives to help Oregonians to save up to $50,000 in 10 years.
Officials seek state help for businesses impacted by fire
Officials seek state help for businesses impacted by fire
Reduced revenues and cash flow for businesses due to disruptive wildfires this summer could impact their credit ratings and their access to capital.
OHA Director: More Medicaid problems may come to light
OHA Director: More Medicaid problems may come to light
New internal reports of processing problems in the Oregon Health Plan have arisen in the two weeks since the public learned that the state overpaid Medicaid providers to the tune of $74 million between 2014 and 2016.
Management problems endemic at OHA
Management problems endemic at OHA
Recent revelations that OHA overpaid providers by $74 million is the latest in a long string of blunders at the agency.
Unclear why leaders weren’t told of OHA over payments
The federal government told OHA about over payments in 2016, but top management and the governor weren’t told until recently.
700-plus Oregonians choose third gender on ID cards
700-plus Oregonians choose third gender on ID cards
Oregon was the first state to offer a “nonbinary” gender option on driver licenses and identification cards.
Federal tax reform plan could hike Oregon income taxes
Federal tax reform plan could hike Oregon income taxes
Elimination of deduction for state income taxes would disproportionately affect Oregonians.
PERS task force lists options to reduce liability
The options it outlined in a report Wednesday are wide ranging — increased taxes on beer and wine; sweeping state reserve funds; dedicating one-time financial windfalls to PERS; selling one or more state universities to a private, not-for-profit...
Social conservatives seek governor’s candidate
Two conservative Republican legislators could challenge moderate Buehler for GOP nomination.
Williamson: Ballot measure could ‘drastically change’ 2018 session
Williamson: Ballot measure could ‘drastically change’ 2018 session
House majority leader discusses priorities for upcoming 35-day legislative session.
OHA may owe feds $64 million for CCO payment errors
New OHA director discovered erroneous payments made as a result of error on Cover Oregon website.
Letter: Women at Capitol stand up against harassment
Letter: Women at Capitol stand up against harassment
The letter is modeled after one circulated in Sacramento following accusations of widespread sexual harassment in the California statehouse.
Court rules health care ballot title is unclear
Court rules health care ballot title is unclear
A legislative committee wrote the ballot title for a referendum on Oregon’s health care funding scheme.
Senate president: Two female senators have accused Kruse
Senate President Peter Courtney’s Office confirmed Wednesday that at least two senators have accused Kruse of unwanted touching at the Oregon Capitol.
Bend businessman Sam Carpenter to run for governor
Bend businessman Sam Carpenter to run for governor
Carpenter bills himself as the more conservative choice for the GOP nomination, campaigning on the motto, “Make Oregon Great Again.”

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