2/23/13: Jeff Mapes has the story in the Oregonian. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian cut 3 investigators from his office – while keeping his communications director, Bob Estabrook. And like a true flack, Estabrook put out lots of press releases – but it took an investigative reporter from the Oregonian to inform the public about the layoffs and the 200 cases that then got dropped.
In other news, I’m taking down the “who should go next” administrator list. I got an earful about it from people I respect.