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Gov. Kate Brown announces three-pronged approach to cut state costs

Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she wants the state and local governments to sell off or borrow against real estate and other assets to help pay for the ever-growing expense of the public employee retirement system. She also said she wants the state to do a better job collecting debt owed to it by taxpayers […]
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Gov. Kate Brown seeks savings in collective bargaining, debt collection and PERS

Gov. Kate Brown proposed selling some state land to pay the state’s legacy retirement debts and bring down the cost of government. That doesn’t include selling parks or privatizing prisons, she said at a press conference Thursday. But there is spare acreage, for example, around the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility at Wilsonville. Source: Gov. Kate […]
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Oregon governor announces more efforts to curb rising government costs

Saying state government needs to be in “belt tightening” mode, Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday announced a piecemeal set of executive actions to curb spending in the face of a $1.6 billion budget hole. Her ideas center on selling some state assets and property and pumping the money into the public employee pension system, and […]
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Oregon Governor Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed an executive order aimed at improving the way the state negotiates with its unionized workers. The order establishes that money set aside for collective bargaining will now include salary increases and health care costs. Source: Oregon Governor Signs Executive Order On Collective Bargaining | KLCC

Sunshine unit will protect public records against unworthy exemptions: Editorial agenda 2017

It was a good day in the fight for public records when Gov. Kate Brown stepped in earlier this month to stop a state agency from suing an Oregon newspaper, which had requested documents about an alleged killer released from the Oregon State Hospital. Brown then pushed the Psychiatric Security Review Board to hand over […]
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Gov. Kate Brown approves hiring freeze, other state cuts

Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order Thursday that freezes the hiring of certain state employees for two months and reduces spending on state employee travel and building leases. The governor did not hold a press conference for the signing. Chris Pair, a spokesman for Brown, could not provide estimated savings from the hiring freeze, […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown orders statewide hiring freeze

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered a two-month statewide hiring freeze Thursday. She also directed state agencies to reduce travel spending by at least 10 percent for the 2017-19 biennium; and to more effectively use state-owned and leased buildings. It’s the first in a series of executive actions Brown will take to address the state’s looming […]
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Brown announces short-term hiring freeze at state agencies

Citing a need to curb costs, Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday signed an executive order freezing some hiring at state agencies for the next two months. The order also requires state agencies to trim their travel budgets by 10 percent in the next two-year budget and to look to downsize the building space they own […]
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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Orders 2-Month State Government Hiring Freeze

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered a two-month hiring freeze for state government jobs. The Democrat is ordering state agencies not to fill any job vacancies during the months of May and June. Brown’s executive order does not apply to positions considered critical to life, health or public safety. It also doesn’t apply to jobs […]
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Governor orders statewide hiring freeze

– Senate Republican leader Ted Ferrioli had been calling for the freeze. – Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday, April 20, ordered a temporary statewide hiring freeze to help address Oregon’s $1.6 billion revenue shortfall. The executive order was the first of a series scheduled for the next several weeks aimed at cutting expenses and improving […]
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