Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is expected to resign Friday, perhaps in the early afternoon, multiple sources told KOIN 6 News.

The decision came after intense debate among the governor and those close to him.

These sources say Kitzhaber has wanted to pursue that course since the weekend but had been dissuaded by his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, and his legal team.

In recent days, Gov. Kitzhaber received  increasing calls for his resignation from top Democrats in Oregon.