Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Brown wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers at the Department of Human Services, to the tune of $14.5 million. That’s in addition to 184 budgeted field positions that remain unfilled. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers 

After a critical audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office highlighted failings of the agency charged with caring for the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Kate Brown is asking for an additional $14.5 million this legislative session to hire 200 more caseworkers. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers . […]
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Gov. Kate Brown plans $14.5 million to increase child welfare staffing

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced her plan to increase staffing for the child welfare division of the Oregon Department of Human Services. The proposal comes after an unfavorable audit of the agency by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. Source: Gov. Kate Brown plans $14.5 million to increase child welfare staffing – KOBI-TV NBC5 / […]
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Morgan switches up role with secretary of state

The 27-year-old registered Democrat also serves as a Troutdale City Councilor. More than a year into his role as the Oregon secretary of state’s first Citizen Outreach and Inclusion Coordinator, Larry Morgan will still work for the agency, but on a contract basis. Source: Morgan switches up role with secretary of state

Amid Election Security Worries, Suddenly Paper Ballots Are Making a Comeback

With election security worries, paper ballots may be a quick and simple solution. The nation’s secretaries of state gathered for a multiday National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Washington, D.C., this weekend, with cybersecurity on the mind. Panels and lectures centered around the integrity of America’s election process, with the federal probe into […]
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Dennis Richardson gets classified briefing on Russia election meddling

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson on Friday partook in a classified briefing on Russian meddling in U.S. elections, as threats of further interference hang over the upcoming midterm elections. Source: Dennis Richardson gets classified briefing on Russia election meddling

Editorial: State audit says not enough done to regulate pot

The Oregon Secretary of State’s office found real problems with the way the Oregon Liquor Control Commission tracks the growth and sale of recreational marijuana in the state, in a February audit. They must be corrected. Source: Editorial: State audit says not enough done to regulate pot;

Supporting foster parents is key as we rebuild Oregon’s child welfare system: Guest opinion

The recent audit of the Department of Human Services/Child Welfare by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s office highlighted some key areas for improvement, including the desperate need for stable, committed foster parents to provide safe homes for Oregon children. Source: Supporting foster parents is key as we rebuild Oregon’s child welfare system: Guest opinion

Immigrants take oath of citizenship on Oregon Senate floor

Immigrants from Canada, China, El Salvador, Mexico, Thailand and the United Kingdom were naturalized in Oregon’s Senate chambers Wednesday. Source: Immigrants take oath of citizenship on Oregon Senate floor

Parks commissioner files complaint with state

An Ashland parks commissioner has filed a formal complaint contesting claims used in collecting signatures for a recall petition against him and two other commissioners, documents sent to the Ashland Daily Tidings reveal. Parks Commissioner Jim Lewis submitted a packet to the State Elections Division Wednesday, including letters from parks staff refuting at least two […]
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