The state has agreed to pay $1.3 million to one of the architects of the Cover Oregon website disaster to head off a threatened wrongful termination lawsuit. Carolyn Lawson contends she was made a scapegoat for the failure of the state and its contractors to construct a working health care exchange website.
Carol quit rather than face being fired, so she wasn't terminated; she quit on her own. Now she can't find work in IT, which should come as no surprise, because in general, IT people want talent - and she doesn't have any. But rather than litigate, the state of Oregon (in its infinite wisdom) decided to just cut her a $1.3 million check to go away. She's clearly incompetent, and this is a case that the state could easily have won. Pure (expensive) idiocy.
And speaking of incompetence:
State doctors suspected nearly 20 years ago that Anthony W. Montwheeler was feigning mental illness to avoid prison, newly disclosed records show.
That guy's a multi-murderer, and should have been put down like a rabid dog 20 years ago.