Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Editorial: Brown must stand firm on health insurance

Two years ago the Oregon Legislature made the benefits package offered to public employees a bit less generous. Now Gov. Kate Brown is talking about going back to the old, easy money ways. She should resist the temptation. Source: Editorial: Brown must stand firm on health insurance;

Gov. Kate Brown Asks Legislators to Prioritize Funding Medicaid, Expects Voters To Decide On Cigarette Tax

Gov. Kate Brown asked legislators on Friday to prioritize funding the Oregon Health Plan within the first few weeks of the legislative session. To cover the $950 million Medicaid budget gap, the governor proposed in her 2019-2021 budget to increase taxes on large hospitals and insurance plans, raising cigarette taxes and taxing employers who do […]
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Behind-the-scenes of the broken Wolf Plan process | Opinion

When the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in March, the group will consider proposed revisions to our state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. But the proposal before the commission is the outcome of a biased, superficial and unscientific stakeholder process. Last week, conservation organizations withdrew from that flawed undertaking. Source: Opinion: Behind-the-scenes of the […]
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Gov. Brown increases OSP funding to address low trooper levels, 170+ unidentified remains

After lobbying for more funding and ongoing news reports exposing historically low state trooper levels, DNA testing backlogs and tens of thousands of unanswered emergency calls, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is boosting funding for Oregon State Police. Over the next two years, OSP is expected to receive about $50 million in additional funding, bringing its […]
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Struggling art school looks to PSU for lifeline

Despite financial issues of its own, Portland State University is considering a deal to merge with or absorb the Oregon College of Art and Craft. The art school approached PSU about joining forces this fall. Source: Struggling art school looks to PSU for lifeline

Brown: ‘Together we can build a better Oregon’

Governor urges lawmakers to find solutions to tough issues of homelessness and climate change. Gov. Kate Brown wants the state to get ambitious about solving major challenges such as a homelessness, challenging legislators Monday in her state of the state address before hundreds of lawmakers, their families and the public in a packed House chamber. […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big Educational And Environmental Changes

For the first time in her tenure, Gov. Kate Brown has a full four-year term stretching ahead of her — and the State of the State address she gave Monday reflected an ambitious agenda from raising billions to stabilize the state’s public schools to curbing carbon emissions. Source: Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big Educational And […]
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Gov. Kate Brown sworn in, says it’s time to put Oregon on a ‘better path forward’

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown hit on many familiar themes Monday during her second inaugural address, touching on the state’s robust economy and the need to shore up schools. She noted that her swearing in marked “my final four years as governor,” since she cannot run again in 2022. Brown was first elected to lead the […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Kicks Off Her Final Four-Year Term With Modest Proposals

The Democratic leader wants immediate money for the homeless, pledges campaign reform and education funding hike. Gov. Kate Brown today presented her inaugural address to the 80th Oregon Legislature. Brown, a Democrat who defeated Republican Knute Buehler handily in November, spoke to the biggest Democratic majorities any Oregon governor has enjoyed in decades. Source: Gov. […]
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In Inaugural, Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big Changes For Oregon

For the first time in her tenure, Gov. Kate Brown has a full four-year term stretching ahead of her — and the State of the State address she gave Monday reflected an ambitious agenda from raising billions to stabilize the state’s public schools to curbing carbon emissions. Source: In Inaugural, Gov. Kate Brown Demands Big […]
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