Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Oregon GOP launches effort to recall Democratic Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier on Monday filed a petition to recall Gov. Kate Brown. The recall effort would face a high hurdle: recall organizers would need to gather more than 280,000 valid signatures within 90 days. Source: Oregon GOP launches effort to recall Democratic Gov. Kate Brown

Oregon to require schools to teach about Holocaust

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) on Monday signed into law a bill that requires the state’s public schools to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides, The Associated Press reported.  “Today more than ever, we need the learning opportunities that a bill like this will bring to our schools,” Brown said at a signing ceremony. Source: Oregon to […]
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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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Oregon Passes Nation’s Most Generous Paid Leave Family Law

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a law into effect on July 1 that will provide 12 weeks of paid leave to nearly every employee in the state. Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown has signed into law the nation’s most generous paid leave program. The law, which will go into effect the the beginning of 2023, will […]
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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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Federal disaster declared for April storm damage in Douglas, Linn, 4 other Oregon counties

Federal officials formally declared a disaster Tuesday in Douglas, Linn and 4 other Oregon counties for severe storms that hit the area in April. Federal officials formally declared a disaster Tuesday in Douglas County for severe storms that hit the area in April. It is the second disaster declaration for both Douglas and Curry counties […]
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Leading the way to green streets

The roads and streets of Lane County are turning greener. But there still is a long way to go.The Eugene School District has replaced its remaining old diesel buses with 13 new “clean diesel” buses. They are part of a state program to reduce harmful diesel emissions by replacing or retrofitting at least 450 “dirty […]
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President Trump Approves Oregon Disaster Declaration in Response to April Flooding

In April, Portland was inundated with unusually late-season flood warnings when rain from Northeast Oregon overwhelmed local watersheds. Source: President Trump Approves Oregon Disaster Declaration in Response to April Flooding

Editorial: Oregon politics needs a reset after high-drama session

The final weeks of the 2019 legislative session made for some ugly politics. In between Senate Republicans’ walkout and Democrats’ hobbling of Oregonians’ ballot-initiative power, partisan conflict metastasized – both in and out of the Salem. Sine die, it seemed, marked the opportunity for legislators and Oregonians as a whole to break from the drama […]
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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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