Category Archives: Office of the Governor

U.S. Senator wants Washington to have a say in Oregon tolls

Oregon Governor may respect request from other high-ranking Democrat to expand discussion of freeway tolls Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who helps control transportation funding in Congress, on Friday made it clear she wants her state to have a role in shaping tolls in the Portland region. Source: Pamplin Media Group – U.S. Senator wants Washigton […]
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Gov. Kate Brown to visit Brookings for wildfire “listening session”

Oregon Governor Kate Brown plans to head to Brookings for a “listening session” for those affected by wildfires. Source: Gov. Kate Brown to visit Brookings for wildfire “listening session” – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hispanic members of the Legislature vowed Wednesday to defend Latinos in the state, including those who entered the country illegally. Source: Oregon’s governor, Hispanic lawmakers vow to defend Latinos | Eugene, Oregon

‘Appalled by the position of the attorney general’: Kate Brown sounds off on Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to Oregon on Tuesday did not include a meeting with Gov. Kate Brown, despite her request to talk with him. So as Sessions denounced sanctuary policies at an event in Northwest Portland, Brown shared her thoughts instead with reporters in Salem. The governor and lawmakers are in the capital this […]
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Parents In Prison | Campus Sexual Assault Policy – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Gov. Kate Brown holds a ceremonial signing celebration today of a bill to guarantee a Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents. We’re joined by Sarah Carson with the San Francisco based nonprofit that pioneered this idea, Ebony Howard, who was incarcerated and separated from her son for a year, and Heather Rowlett, who never […]
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Gov. Brown ‘appalled’ by Sessions’ position on rescinding DACA

Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she is “appalled” by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ position on the DACA program, which he recently announced the Trump Administration would rescind in six months. Source: Gov. Brown ‘appalled’ by Sessions’ position on rescinding DACA

 Governor doesn’t get meeting with Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t meet with Gov. Kate Brown while in Portland Tuesday, despite her request for an audience with him. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Governor doesn’t get meeting with Sessions

Editorial: PERS panel must work in the public eye

Gov. Kate Brown has convened a special panel to try to find at least $5 billion worth of additional revenue to help fill the $24.5 billion unfunded liability in the state’s Public Employees Retirement System. Brown’s charge to the panel is to report back by Nov. 1 with a variety of ideas (even those that […]
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Program That Helps Oregonians Maintain And Fix Septic Systems Hits Anniversary

Governor Brown has designated this SepticSmart Week. This month also marks the first anniversary of a program that’s helped 30 Oregon families repair or replace failing septic systems. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. Nearly $600,000 in Clean Water Loans have been given to homeowners and small businesses in the last year. The Oregon Department of Environmental […]
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Editorial: Brown’s irresponsible goal of a hurry-up carbon tax

Gov. Kate Brown said earlier this summer that she wants to use the short 2018 legislative session to pass a carbon tax for Oregon. Trying to impose a momentous change on the state in barely over a month — on top of all the other bills that the Legislature will be considering — invites a monumental policy […]
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