Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

#Pride30: Oregon’s Kate Brown Embraces Status as First LGBTQ Elected Governor

Kate Brown might be the only American governor who wears a leather jacket to work. But the former lawyer is used to casually breaking through boundaries in politics. One of just a small handful of women overseeing state executive branches across the country, Brown also made history in 2016 when she became the first openly […]
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Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is backing a bill that would create a public records advocate position in state government. Brown joins us to talk about what this new position would look like. She’ll also speak publicly for the first time about her reaction the the latest news that her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, will not face federal charges. On […]
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Governor signs bill banning cough-medicine sales to minors

To combat teen abuse of over-the-counter medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM), Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation Thursday prohibiting the sale of DXM-containing products to minors. Source: Governor signs bill banning cough-medicine sales to minors – KTVZ

JC hospital survives | Opinion |

As former state Rep. Val Hoyle remarked after Gov. Kate Brown’s budget called for the closure of the new psychiatric hospital near Junction City, “The governor proposes, the Legislature disposes.” On Tuesday the Legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee disposed of Brown’s closure proposal. Funds for the hospital’s continued operation were included in the Oregon […]
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Gov. Kate Brown to take Oregon’s climate fight to U.N. conference in Germany

Gov. Kate Brown joined fellow West Coast governors on Tuesday to again denounce President Donald Trump’s pullback on climate action, and to announce she would attend the U.N.’s next big conference on climate change, in Germany in November. Source: Gov. Kate Brown to take Oregon’s climate fight to U.N. conference in Germany – Portland Business […]
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Legislature sends bill to governor setting deadlines for public records requests

Government agencies would have to respond in five days to acknowledge receipt of request, then provide documents in 10 days or explain why they can’t A bill to set deadlines for responding to public records requests is headed to Gov. Kate Brown’s desk, after the House of Representatives unanimously approved the measure on Monday, June […]
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Our view: A definining test of leadership for Brown

Can the governor stand up to unions and other traditional supporters? Gov. Kate Brown faces a legacy-defining challenge as the Legislature enters its final weeks: standing up to public-employee unions and her other traditional supporters. Source: Our view: A definining test of leadership for Brown – Editorials – The Daily Astorian

Editorial: Brown puts road measure on short list | Editorial |

Two years ago, Gov. Kate Brown served notice on the Legislature, then nearing the end of the 2015 session, that lawmakers would not leave Salem until they had approved a transportation proposal to pump billions of dollars into the state’s crumbling infrastructure. Then, the Legislature did two things: It failed to approve the transportation package. […]
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Gov. Brown criticizes union threats aimed to force corporate tax increase

Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday she does not approve of “threats” by Oregon’s largest public employee union to oppose lawmakers’ transportation plan if they don’t also approve a corporate tax increase. Source: Gov. Brown criticizes union threats aimed to force corporate tax increase | OregonLive.com

Kate Brown says lawmakers must pass three key bills before going home

Gov. Kate Brown said on Thursday that she wants lawmakers do to three things before heading home: close a shortfall in the state’s Medicaid budget, trim government costs and pass a multibillion dollar transportation budget. Source: Kate Brown says lawmakers must pass three key bills before going home | OregonLive.com