Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Our View: Brown needs to govern from center

PERS reform is the place to start. Kate Brown was re-elected as Oregon governor with 49.99 percent of the vote in the latest statewide results. She should never forget that number. Neither should her Democratic colleagues in the Oregon Legislature. Even if her tally edges past 50 percent in the final results, voters did not […]
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Editorial: The legacy Gov. Kate Brown must leave

As Gov. Kate Brown herself acknowledged, her upcoming term in office will be her last. That fact was noted by some of her endorsers as a reason to re-elect Brown, despite her otherwise unimpressive record. The “political freedom” of not having to win over voters again, they argued, could help Brown show the courage and leadership she has […]
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Kate Brown, Ellen Rosenblum sue Donald Trump over sanctuary status laws

Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum have filed suit against President Trump in an attempt to void two federal laws requiring states to aid immigration authorities. The suit, filed Friday in federal court in Eugene, claims those laws violate the 10th Amendment, which separates state and federal powers, by demanding states enforce federal […]
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Brown should embody ‘The Oregon Way’ – Opinion

Gov. Kate Brown has a unique opportunity to succeed where our national government has failed. To prevail in last week’s election, Brown and her fellow Democrats put together a powerful coalition that not only re-elected her but also gained a supermajority in both the Oregon House and Senate. Source: Brown should embody ‘The Oregon Way’ […]
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With Gubernatorial Win, Kate Brown Has Chance To Make Her Mark On Oregon

Before 8 p.m. Tuesday, the conversation was about whether Kate Brown has a vision. Now, the question is what kind of legacy she might be able to craft as Oregon governor. For the past several months, Gov. Kate Brown was locked in a bruising fight for governor. In a race that saw an unprecedented amount of cash […]
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Did Oregon voters give Kate Brown a mandate? Yes and no.

A look at the issues Kate Brown took a position on during the campaign and might have a mandate on in 2019. Source: Did Oregon voters give Kate Brown a mandate? Yes and no. | OregonLive.com

Oregon cap-and-trade backers say election worked in their favor

Gov. Kate Brown’s win and strengthened Democratic majorities in the Oregon Legislature help set the stage for passage of a cap-and-trade bill in 2019, a key backer said. Source: Oregon cap-and-trade backers say election worked in their favor – Portland Business Journal

2 Gov. Kate Brown Appointees Lose In Oregon Judicial Elections

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has made it her mission to bring more diversity to the state’s judicial branch. But two of her appointees were defeated in this week’s election. Source: 2 Gov. Kate Brown Appointees Lose In Oregon Judicial Elections . News | OPB

Brown celebrates re-election, but warns ‘lots of work to do’

GOP challenger Knute Buehler tells supporters: ‘The status quo in this state is not tolerable.’ On Tuesday night, Kate Brown ended a record-breaking year for campaign spending and anticipating what could be her last four years in public office. The Democrat defeated Republican state Rep. Knute Buehler, a surgeon and legislator from Bend, in a […]
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With win, Brown looks ahead to four years

In a surprisingly swift end, Gov. Kate Brown fended off state legislator many saw as the Republican’s best chance to return to the governor’s suite. On Tuesday night, Kate Brown ended a record-breaking year for campaign spending and anticipating what could be her last four years in public office. The Democrat defeated Republican Knute Buehler, […]
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