Former IT chief Lawson steered California contracts to her future Oregon deputy!!

Carolyn Lawson, the former Oregon Health Authority official at the center of the storm of Oregon’s non-functional health insurance exchange, was investigated by the state of California for inappropriate contracting in 2008, The Oregonian has learned. Upon being hired by the California Public Utility Commission in 2008, Lawson funneled five contracts worth nearly $500,000 in a four-month period to the small consulting company run by her former boss in the private sector. The former boss was Steven Powell, who Lawson later hired as her senior deputy in Oregon.….html


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