What's Buehler Hiding?
What's Buehler Hiding?
Transparency has met its match in Republican Gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler.

What's Buehler Hiding?

Knute Buehler won’t
release his tax returns.

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What’s Knute Buehler hiding?

Oregon voters deserve answers.

Because he refuses to release his tax returns, there’s no way of knowing how he benefits from the tax bills he votes on, or as governor, he would sign into law.

Knute Buehler told The Oregonian “I have 15 different corporations, so to tell you which one is taking advantage of a specific tax bill" would be difficult.

To get the truth, we requested under Oregon’s public records law copies of emails and records relating to Rep. Knute Buehler’s private business dealings.

Public Records Requests


Birth Control

Summary: A request for information on all communications to and from Rep. Knute Buehler and any member of his staff from any party and any documents and meeting records in possession of Rep. Buehler or any member of his staff for the time period March 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015 on the following subjects:

  • HB 2879

  • Contraception

  • Birth control

  • Pharmacy or pharmacist

  • Abortion

Date Submitted: 8/31/2018

Estimated Completion Date: 9/11/2018

Cost Estimate from Buehler's office: $808.79

Current Status: Submitted


HB 2017 Transportation Package

Summary: A request for information on all communications to and from Rep. Knute Buehler and any member of his staff from any party and any documents and meeting records in possession of Rep. Buehler or any member of his staff for the time period March 1, 2016 to present on the following subjects:

  • "Transportation package" or HB 2017

  • Public transit

  • Congestion

  • Bicycle

  • Electric vehicle

  • Weight-mile tax

  • Payroll tax

  • Tolls and tolling

  • Gasoline

  • Sidewalk

Date Submitted: 7/17/2018

Date Acknowledged: 7/8/2018

Estimated Completion Date: 9/7/2018

Cost Estimate from Buehler's office: $1,617.57

Current Status: Submitted


OFIR

Summary: A request for information on all communications to and from Rep. Knute Buehler and any member of his staff from any party and any documents and meeting records in possession of Rep. Buehler or any member of his staff on the following subjects:

  • Cynthia Kendoll

  • Representative Mike Nearman

  • Any email address ending in “@oregonir.org”

Date Submitted: 9/13/2018

Date Acknowledged: 9/14/20168

Current Status: Completed after 1 month and 6 days
Cost: $237.50


Ethics Complaint

Summary: A request for all communications to and from Rep. Buehler and any of his staff from any party and any documents and meeting records in his or his staff's possession from April 12, 2017, through May 29, 2018, on the following subjects:

  • The ethics complaint filed against Rep. Buehler on April 11, 2017

  • Stryker Corporation

  • St. Charles Medical Center

  • News stories or media requests about the ethics complaint filed against Rep. Buehler

  • Rep. Buehler's Statement of Economic Interest filings, including any information of more than two dozen stock holdings that had previously been hidden from the public.

Date Submitted: 5/29/2018

Date Acknowledged: 5/30/2018

Current Status: Completed after 4 months and 2 days.
Cost: $1,887.50


Deschutes River Bridge in Bend

Summary: A request for all communications from Rep. Buehler's office from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, that include the key words:

  • Deschutes Scenic Waterway

  • Deschutes River

  • Bridge

  • HB 2027

Date Submitted: 3/27/2018

Date Acknowledged: 4/2/2018

Current Status: Completed after 5 months and 5 days.
Cost: $381.44


Office Expenses

Summary: A request for information on all office expenses for Rep. Knute Buehler's office, House District 54, including per diem and reimbursements paid to Rep. Buehler and any member of his staff. 

Date Submitted: 6/8/2018

Date Acknowledged: 6/12/2018

Current Status: Completed after 2 weeks
Cost: $91.92


Health Care

Summary: A request for all communications to and from Rep. Buehler and his staff with Rep. Julie Parrish or Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, and any documents in the possession of Rep. Buehler's or his office from April 15, 2017, through December 19, 2017, on the following subjects: 

  • Oregon Health Plan

  • Medicaid

  • Oregon Health Authority Budget

  • Provider Tax

  • House Bill 2391

  • Referendum 301

Date Submitted: 12/19/2017

Date Acknowledged: 12/22/2017

Status update: Completed after 6 months, 1 week, and 6 days.
Cost: $2,956.00

What's Buehler hiding?

Knute Buehler has some explaining to do to earn the trust of voters.

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