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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Governor Brown: Expect her to act

Written February 13th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

John Kitzhaber’s resignation elevates to the governor’s office Kate Brown, and this raises¬†the possibility and the hope that the executive part of the state government will actually get things done.


Dennis Richardson’s quest for governor

Written April 2nd, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Oregon has not elected a Republican governor since Vic Atiyeh won his second term in 1982. Dennis Richardson hopes to end the GOP drought this year. In Albany Wednesday night, he spoke and answered questions. And from what I heard, I’d say he has a shot.


Has Kitz earned fourth term?

Written December 9th, 2013 by Hasso Hering

Gov. John Kitzhaber will seek another term in 2014, his second consecutive term and fourth overall. The way Oregon votes lately, he’ll probably get what he wants — but maybe not if enough voters look at what he’s actually done.


A good man for governor

Written July 27th, 2013 by

Dennis Richardson would be a good governor. But first he has to get elected. And judging by recent history, that’s likely to be a problem. Richardson is a Republican state representative from Central Point in Jackson County. And Republicans face a huge hurdle in trying for statewide office. The hurdle consists of the Portland metro […]


Governor: Tax hikes for seniors?

Written January 15th, 2013 by

Governor John Kitzhaber’s message to the legislature on Jan. 14 sounded a hopeful tone, as these messages should. But he was short on actual recommendations, more than once saying only that this or that issue “needs thoughtful deliberation.” For example, he said the state must continue to work to generate more jobs, and he believes […]


Barb’s Book

Written October 24th, 2012 by

Barbara Roberts was our governor in Oregon from 1991 until early 1995. Before that she was a state representative¬† and the secretary of state. She has also held other offices, and now she’s on the board of metro, the regional government in Portland. People may know all that. Not long ago, an audience in Lebanon […]


 
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