Category Archives: Oregon Secretary of State

Continue momentum Richardson started

Gov. Kate Brown says she wants a new secretary of state who won’t run for the job in 2020 because that person should be concentrating on running a presidential election instead of campaigning. We think Brown should choose the best person to carry on the legacy of the late Dennis Richardson, who brought a new […]
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Oregon initiative would allow pot cafes, off-the-job protections

A proposed initiative would make changes to the Oregon’s recreational and medical marijuana laws if it makes it to the 2020 ballot and voters agree. Source: Oregon initiative would allow pot cafes, off-the-job protections

Lukens column: Appointment of secretary of state is no cause for GOP outrage

Gov. Brown is not obligated to serve the interests of the Republican Party. Gov. Kate Brown is preparing to name a successor to Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, who died last month of brain cancer. Oregon Republicans, meanwhile, seem to be preparing to be very mad at her. They should take a deep breath and […]
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Oregon governor wants next SOS to keep eye on election

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wants to select a new secretary of state who does not plan to seek re-election in 2020, saying that person should be focused on running elections and not running for office. Source: Oregon governor wants next SOS to keep eye on election

News from Salem: Oregon governor addresses infant’s day care death

Brown also talks daylight saving time, secretary of state appointment. Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she would welcome an independent investigation of a baby’s death at an Oregon day care facility, responding to allegations from Republicans that the governor covered up the incident to save political face during her re-election campaign. Source: News from Salem: […]
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Public records deadline needs teeth | Opinion

Legislators should move forward HB 2353 which would allow district attorneys, the attorney general and judges to impose a $200 penalty on agencies that fail to respond within a 15-day time frame to a public records request or respond with undue delay. Source: Editorial: Public records deadline needs teeth

Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot | Opinion

The secretary of state’s recent death means that Brown gets to appoint a replacement for the only Republican to hold statewide office in the past 14 years Source: Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot

Paid Ballot Postage Has High-Profile Support. Can Oregon Afford It?

Gov. Kate Brown and one of the Legislature’s top budget writers on Monday signaled support for using state money to pay for ballot postage in Oregon — a move officials believe would increase voter turnout in a state that leads much of the nation in voter participation. Source: Paid Ballot Postage Has High-Profile Support. Can […]
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Public record bills shine spotlight on transparency

Wednesday hearing focuses on two measures to add teeth to document requests, deadlines. In 2017, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed reforms into law to promote government openness and transparency. Two years later, some state officials and advocacy groups say there is more work to be done to strengthen Oregon’s public records law. A trio of bills […]
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Editorial: Politics may snarl choice for secretary

It’s Gov. Kate Brown’s responsibility to nominate a replacement for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, and Brown already may have allowed some partisan politics to slip into the selection process. Richardson, who died of brain cancer on Feb. 26 at the age of 69, was a Republican — the first Republican elected to statewide office in […]
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