|Willamette Week's view in 2013|
Was this prescient or what!
Emails show Kitzhaber put political consultant Patricia McCaig in charge of Cover Oregon. http://t.co/dV4D3dCuTm pic.twitter.com/bbMCR8sL9bMore on McCaig and Kitz in Willamette Week:
— Willamette Week (@wweek) February 25, 2015
In public, Kitzhaber assured Oregonians he was working diligently with state officials to find a solution for the website’s woeful performance.It just looks real messy.
In private, however, Kitzhaber handed oversight of the Cover Oregon mess to a secretive campaign consultant who liked to call herself the Princess of Darkness.
By her own admission, Patricia McCaig knew virtually nothing about health care reform or the reasons Cover Oregon had crashed. Her primary mission was not to save a beleaguered state program but to get Kitzhaber re-elected.
Emails that Kitzhaber’s office tried to delete from state computers show McCaig was effectively in charge of all decision making for Cover Oregon beginning in February 2014.
So, the bills and commentary. Milestones and movements are highlighted in green. (See more relevant bills or movement, drop a note in the comments!)
Bike "safety" and licensing:
- SB 177 Bike licensing and repeal of Bike Bill
- SB 551 Bike licensing and repeal of Bike Bill
- HB 3255 Requiring additional reflective clothing at night
Other Bike-relevant and transportation bills: