Category Archives: Office of the Governor

Brown signs Holocaust bill into law

Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year old Claire Sarnowski from suburban Lake Oswego. She […]
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Opinion | Three Governors on How They’re Fighting Trump’s Census Manipulation

It’s been a tumultuous few days tracking whether and how a citizenship question will be included in the 2020 census. And it appears President Trump has finally conceded defeat after the Supreme Court blocked the question from being included last month. But regardless of what happens at the federal level, we will make sure the […]
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Capital Chatter: The real reason that HB 2020 failed

Gov. Kate Brown announced last week that she would issue executive decrees, if necessary, to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon. Her words cheered supporters of House Bill 2020 — the carbon cap-and-trade legislation that died in the Oregon Senate — and worried the legislation’s opponents. However, it is unclear what executive orders and agency […]
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Gov proclaims Summer Meals Week

To highlight the availability of summer food programs around the state, Governor Kate Brown has issued a proclamation making July 15-19 Summer Meals Week in Oregon. Source: Gov proclaims Summer Meals Week – KTVZ

Democratic governors: Exclusion of census citizenship question doesn’t mean an end to ‘confusion or anxiety’

Three Democratic governors said Thursday that the apparent end of President Trump‘s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census does little to end any possible “confusion or anxiety” among local communities about taking part in the count. Source: Democratic governors: Exclusion of census citizenship question doesn’t mean an end to ‘confusion or anxiety’ | […]
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Umatilla County among the six under disaster declaration

Umatilla County is among the six Oregon counties to qualify for federal disaster aid in recovering from the April flooding. Federal officials also determined Curry, Douglas, Grant, Linn and Wheeler counties qualified as major disasters. The Office of the Governor reported local, state and federal agencies documented more than $8 million in damages from the […]
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Our view | Tip of the hat, kick in the pants

Legislative success can often be hard to come by the, but a tip of the hat to Oregon lawmakers for approving a bill that funnels more than $1 million to the education department for FFA programs. The legislation, House Bill 2444, secured a 27-0 vote in the Senate last week and it will furnish $1.43 million to […]
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Guest column: Kate Brown’s Donald Trump moment

If I were to tell you that Kate Brown and Donald Trump hold similar views on an important political topic, you would probably tell me, “Gee, thanks for singlehandedly fixing Oregon’s marijuana oversupply problem!” But these two elected officials, who have seemingly few similarities, do in fact agree on something: their disdain for legislatures and […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown | Youth Drag Queen – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown reflects on the 2019 legislative session. And an 11-year-old drag queen shares their story. We sit down with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to break down a tumultuous legislative session that included both big failures and major successes for the Democratic supermajority. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown | Youth Drag Queen . Radio […]
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Oregon’s cap-and-trade bill explained

Oregon’s cap-and-trade bill didn’t survive the 2019 legislative session, but the broader issue of climate change isn’t going away. Gov. Kate Brown told reporters Monday she would not back down on the issue, even if that means using her administrative powers to move ahead if a compromise bill cannot be passed. Source: Oregon’s cap-and-trade bill […]
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