Ryan Kost is a staff writer with The Oregonian's politics team.
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Says the Nike bill "is not a tax break ... this does not lower the taxes that Nike will pay nor does it prevent the Legislature from raising those taxes in the future."
Recent stories from Ryan KostOregon 2012: From statewide to local, a recap of our rulings
Well, we've just been tickled by mailers featuring Communists and scared piggy banks, frustrated children and worried homeowners. As we near Election Day, we offer you a wrap-up of our findings, from statewide ballot measures to local library levies.Big strides in environment and health care mean two promises kept
PolitiFact Oregon is wrapping up a week's worth of updates to its Kitz-O-Meter, the tool the site uses to keep track of Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign promises. In health care and the environment, the governor has managed to keep two key promisesSix months in, it's time to update the Kitz-O-Meter
Six months into his third term as governor, John Kitzhaber has moved quickly to set in motion plans to change the way the state builds budgets, educates children and delivers health care. Those promises proved to be a higher priority than tax and environmental reform.John Kitzhaber has made progress on three promises
We’ve updated the status of a few Gov. John Kitzhaber's promises now that his budget proposal has been released.Our newest truth-telling tool: The Kitz-O-Meter
Governor-elect John Ktizhaber made more than a couple promises during last year's campaign season. We know, because we went through his statements, speeches, ads and position papers looking for them. Over the next four years, we'll be keeping an eye on whether Kitzhaber is keeping those promises.The Voter Guide: Seven key distortions of the campaign
After examining hundreds of claims in the 2010 campaign, we've seen some patterns in how candidates -- and outside groups -- have twisted the facts.What makes a vote 'the deciding vote'?
When politicians want to tie their opponents to a controversial bill, there are few tactics as powerful as labeling their vote for the bill as "the deciding vote." But determining a deciding vote is harder than it looks.
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