Do you hear that? That's the sound of your tax dollars being flushed down the toilet as the state of Oregon seeks to redeem itself after the disastrous Cover Oregon debacle.
The Oregon Department of Justice estimates that as much as $27 million could be spent by April on a lawsuit against Oracle, the company the state hired to build the failed health exchange website (which already has cost Oregon taxpayers over $300 million).
The Department of Justice and Democratic leaders no doubt want to save face by passing the blame to Oracle. But even if they are successful, the fact remains that the project was mismanaged from the beginning. A project of this scope needs an airtight contract that incentivizes a contractor to do a good job and does not reward them hundreds of millions for doing nothing.
Oregon's version of Obamacare is long dead, but it's still costing taxpayers money. This is unacceptable. We need new leadership that gives appropriate oversight for these types of projects.
As your State Representative, I will continue to work to bring accountability back to our government.