Category Archives: Portland Business Journal

Brown appoints new Oregon DCBS, Veterans Affairs directors

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has a new director: Cameron Smith, who comes to the agency from the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Gov. Kate Brown today announced Smith’s appointment to Oregon’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Source: Brown appoints new Oregon DCBS, Veterans Affairs directors

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson says Oregon Health Authority owes General Fund $100M; OHA says he’s wrong

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Dennis Richardson contends the money is available because OHA over-estimated enrollment, but OHA says its enrollment forecast is also identical to the actual numbers and there’s no excess funds. Source: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson […]
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Oregon solar industry fears ‘value’ finding could undercut growth

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. The Oregon solar industry has gotten a look at a preliminary verdict on the value of solar energy, and doesn’t like what it sees. “We are concerned,” Jon Miller, executive director of the Oregon Solar Energy […]
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The robots are coming. Will Oregon be ready? – Portland Business Journal

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Much of the annual Oregon Business Plan event featured how to start the process to prepare the state for economy that will feature automation. Source: The robots are coming. Will Oregon be ready? – Portland Business […]
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Kitzhaber shares ideas on how to continue health care reform

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Kitzhaber spoke on a health care panel at the Leadership Summit on Monday. Source:  Kitzhaber shares ideas on how to continue health care reform

Gov. Kate Brown to appear on annual Al Gore climate broadcast

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Gov. Kate Brown, whose profile as a climate warrior has been rising, will be in the international spotlight Monday afternoon with an appearance on Al Gore’s annual “24 Hours of Reality” livestream. Source: Gov. Kate Brown […]
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Exclusive: A solar rush in Oregon — and then what?

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Business is surging for Oregon solar installers, but they’re worried about what’s around the corner. That’s because the spike is a result of the impending expiration of the Residential Energy Tax Credit, the state incentive that […]
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Vigor Industrial looks for opportunity in cap and trade

Some companies hear “cap and trade” and think “higher costs.” Vigor Industrial gets that, but instead of fighting the climate policy, which the Oregon Legislature is set to debate in February, the Portland-based ship fabrication and repair company is focusing on the opportunities it could offer. Source:  Vigor Industrial looks for opportunity in cap and […]
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Oregon’s public and private sector tackle cybersecurity with new initiative

As the TAO Skip Newberry writes, efforts to create a center of excellence around cybersecurity are gaining steam as more public and private groups come together around the issue. Gov. Kate Brown proclaimed Nov. 20 as “Oregon Day of Cyber” and Oregon’s cybersecurity community gathered at the Wilsonville campus of Oregon Institute of Technology to […]
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Brown asks OHA’s Allen to guarantee kids’ CHIP coverage through April

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 With federal funding for Oregon’s Children’s Health Insurance Program expected to run out next month, Gov. Kate Brown wants the Oregon Health Authority to ensure there are no gaps in coverage for the next five months. […]
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