Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Gov. Brown directs OHA to preserve kids’ insurance program

Federal funding expired in September and Congress has yet to reauthorize the program. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday directed the state’s health agency to guarantee coverage for children and pregnant women covered by a federal program that’s in limbo. Source: Gov. Brown directs OHA to preserve kids’ insurance program

Protecting Oregon through new cyber security initiative

Gov. Kate Brown declares Nov. 20 Oregon Day of Cyber in Wilsonville at Oregon Tech. Technology industry insiders, students and government officials gathered at Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) Wilsonville campus Nov. 20 to hear Gov. Kate Brown to proclaim the date “Oregon Day of Cyber” as well as officially unveil the Cyber Oregon […]
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Brown asks OHA’s Allen to guarantee kids’ CHIP coverage through April

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 With federal funding for Oregon’s Children’s Health Insurance Program expected to run out next month, Gov. Kate Brown wants the Oregon Health Authority to ensure there are no gaps in coverage for the next five months. […]
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Don’t let Oregon’s focus on diesel get hazy: Editorial

Back in June 2016, Gov. Kate Brown happily accepted a $68 million payout from Volkswagen after the automaker was caught using software to evade diesel emission tests. Warning that upwards of 400 Oregonians are sickened or die each year from diseases caused by diesel emissions, the governor promised the money would be used “immediately to protect […]
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Brown Orders State Health Officials To Keep Children’s Health Program Open

Meanwhile, Medicare may owe Oregon money for healthcare that CCOs covered for low-income elderly adults who were misclassified by the state, possibly narrowing the reported $74 million overpayment that Oregon received. Oregon’s children won’t lose their health insurance because of Congressional incompetence — at least this year, anyway. Source: The Lund Report

OUR VIEW: Governor’s energy orders set unrealistic standards

Building regulations would be onerous for private business. Gov. Kate Brown issued two executive orders last week that she said would reduce greenhouse emissions while supporting Oregon’s economy. The environmental aspects were obvious. The economic ones? Not so much. The Governor’s Office has yet to release any analysis of how her fiats would affect the […]
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Kate Brown travels to Germany to support climate agreement

Gov. Kate Brown is traveling to Germany on Saturday as part of a delegation of West Coast governors. They plan to uphold their part of the Paris global warming agreement rejected by President Donald Trump. It will be Brown’s third official international trip as governor since she took office in February 2015. Her two previous […]
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Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing investigation

Sixteen conservation groups asked Governor Kate Brown’s office Thursday to reopen an investigation into the Oct. 27 killing of a wolf by a hunter who claimed self-defense. Brian Scott, 38, was elk hunting in Union County when he shot and killed a gray wolf he claimed was running directly at him. Oregon State Police investigated […]
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Editorial: Brown is not queen of Oregon

Kate Brown is governor. She is not queen. She doesn’t faithfully discharge the duties of governor when she dictates important policy changes for the state and ignores the Legislature. Brown declared Monday that all new homes built by October 2020 must be equipped for solar. The same will apply to commercial buildings by October 2022. […]
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Knute Buehler calls for investigation into Medicaid overpayments

Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler called on Gov. Kate Brown on Monday to appoint an independent lawyer to investigate why Oregon overpaid more than $74 million in Medicaid money to health care organizations. Buehler, who is an orthopedic surgeon and state representative from Bend, also called for Brown to recoup the money and publicly release […]
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