John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes had a plan.
Oregon's governor and first lady didn't just want to lift the poorest Oregonians into the middle class; they wanted to prevent poverty from happening in the first place, Hayes said. They didn't just want to rein in greenhouse gases; they wanted people to rethink the whole idea of growth and its impact on the planet.
They pushed for a new measure of the state's success using a yardstick called the Genuine Progress Indicator, which looks at environmental and social factors instead of just economic ones.
But the first couple's grand dreams came crashing down over allegations that Hayes used her position as the governor's life...