Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Offshore Drilling Ban Heads To Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Desk

A bill to ban drilling off Oregon’s coast is headed to the desk of Gov. Kate Brown. The bill is a reaction to policies put in place by President Donald Trump. A bill to ban drilling off Oregon’s coast is headed to the desk of Gov. Kate Brown, after passing the state House of Representatives […]
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New Council Will Advise Gov. Kate Brown On Improving Oregon’s Wildfire Response .

On Monday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown spoke at the first meeting of a new council she created to improve the state’s wildfire response capabilities. Source: New Council Will Advise Gov. Kate Brown On Improving Oregon’s Wildfire Response . News | OPB

Money for schools, or for PERS? Oregon’s pension crisis could gobble up $2 billion tax hike

Longer school years? Smaller classes? More counselors, science and music classes? Those are some of the ideas kicking around Salem as lawmakers contemplate how to spend a proposed $2 billion business tax hike for schools. The money could be a welcome boost for Oregon educators, parents and kids, who have endured nearly 20 years of […]
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WILDFIRE SEASON: Governor launches new proactive effort

Winter has passed. Spring officially arrives on March 20, but the natural beauty of the season changes also signals danger along the Oregon Coast and throughout Oregon as firefighters brace for the 2019 wildfire season. Each year, fire officials in Lincoln City and around the state mount public awareness campaigns to help residents and business […]
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Lukens column: Appointment of secretary of state is no cause for GOP outrage

Gov. Brown is not obligated to serve the interests of the Republican Party. Gov. Kate Brown is preparing to name a successor to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who died last month of brain cancer. Oregon Republicans, meanwhile, seem to be preparing to be very mad at her. They should take a deep breath and […]
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US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

State Library Ed. Note: Story contains quote from Gov. Kate Brown. The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for the West, easing restrictions on energy companies and other industries in a way officials said would still protect a struggling bird species. The changes by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will […]
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Gov. Brown welcomes investigation into 2018 Lane County day care death

Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she would welcome an independent investigation of a baby’s death at an Oregon day care facility, responding to allegations from Republicans that the governor covered up the incident to save political face during her re-election campaign. Source: Gov. Brown welcomes investigation into 2018 Lane County day care death

Gov. Kate Brown continues push for an extended school year

Governor Kate Brown is continuing a push to extend Oregon’s K12 schoolyear to national standards. Source: Gov. Kate Brown continues push for an extended school year

Oregon governor wants next SOS to keep eye on election

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants to select a new secretary of state who does not plan to seek re-election in 2020, saying that person should be focused on running elections and not running for office. Source: Oregon governor wants next SOS to keep eye on election

News from Salem: Oregon governor addresses infant’s day care death

Brown also talks daylight saving time, secretary of state appointment. Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she would welcome an independent investigation of a baby’s death at an Oregon day care facility, responding to allegations from Republicans that the governor covered up the incident to save political face during her re-election campaign. Source: News from Salem: […]
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