Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Feds will target marijuana black market, overproduction in Oregon

Federal prosecutors will target the illicit marijuana market, organized crime, outlaw grows and operations that “pose a substantial risk of violence” under new guidelines for cannabis enforcement in Oregon made public Friday. Source: Feds will target marijuana black market, overproduction in Oregon | OregonLive.com

Governor joins CTUIR in opposing Medicaid work requirements for tribes

In its battle against the Trump Administration over Medicaid work requirements, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has gained some powerful allies. In a Friday press release, the tribes announced that Gov. Kate Brown wrote a letter to CTUIR Chairman Gary Burke affirming the tr Source: Governor joins CTUIR in opposing Medicaid work […]
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Gov. Brown: Leveling the playing field for Oregon’s small businesses (Guest opinion)

I’ve asked legislators to convene this week and vote on a bill that will give small businesses the same tax break that other, larger businesses in this state already receive. However, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s editorial board, which is a champion of big business, was struck by the “weirdness” of leveling the playing field for small businesses […]
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Brown plans to address property tax system

The governor says she plans to work with Senate revenue Chair Mark Hass, in 2019 on a ballot referral. Gov. Kate Brown says she plans to work with state lawmakers in 2019 to craft a ballot referral to reform the state’s property tax system. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown plans to address property tax […]
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Federal proposal to recognize tribes as racial groups instead of governments sees local, state resistance

Governor Kate Brown and the state’s delegation to Congress are opposing efforts by the federal government to change the way Medicaid is dispersed to American Indians. The federal proposal is that instead of recognizing tribes as sovereign governments, they be recognized as racial groups. Source: Federal proposal to recognize tribes as racial groups instead of […]
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Williams prioritizes pot trafficking, public safety

U.S. Attorney says he will ‘not make broad proclamations of blanket immunity from prosecution to those who violate federal law.’ Oregon’s chief federal prosecutor says his top priorities in enforcing cannabis laws will be threats to public safety and interstate trafficking fueled by over production of marijuana since the state legalized medical and recreational use. […]
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The Redacted Transparency Promise of Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Gov Kate Brown redacted 4,000 calendar items and blurred the line between the taxpayer-funded agency resources and campaign activities. Brown used public funds for private purposes – during her time as secretary of state and as governor. Oregon taxpayers should demand answers. Source: The Redacted Transparency Promise of Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Uncertainty looms as Oregon legislators prep for special session

Even if the Oregon Legislature signs off on the business tax break measure, the final version could be quite different from what Gov. Kate Brown has proposed. Source: Uncertainty looms as Oregon legislators prep for special session

Hearing exposes lawmakers’ divergent goals for special session tax bill

In a prelude to next week’s special session, lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on a bill that would lower the tax rates for some small businesses. Source: Hearing exposes lawmakers’ divergent goals for special session tax bill

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown calls for special session to extend tax break, fends off critics on right and left

As promised, Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday officially called for a special session on May 21 “to give Oregon’s smallest businesses a chance to grow” by extending a tax break other companies got in 2015. Brown said she wants to level the playing field and create an incentive for business owners to grow, invest and […]
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