Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown’s clean air plan wouldn’t clean Oregon’s air until 2030

Gov. Kate Brown’s weakened plan for a clean air overhaul, the long-awaited final details of which were released Thursday, is full of won’ts. Source: Gov. Kate Brown’s clean air plan wouldn’t clean Oregon’s air until 2030 | OregonLive.com

Gov. Brown visits Bend Friday to sign outdoor recreation bill

Governor Kate Brown will visit Bend Friday to ceremonially sign HB 3350, which creates the Office of Outdoor Recreation within the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, her office announced Thursday. Source: Gov. Brown visits Bend Friday to sign outdoor recreation bill – KTVZ

TPP rejection overshadows Oregon trade trip

Gov. Kate Brown last week led an Oregon delegation to Japan focused on doing business with the state’s top export market for agricultural products, but she said the Trump administration’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has put a damper on any new business. Brown told the Capital Press the delegation of Oregon businesses had conversations […]
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Project saved central Oregon homes from wildfires, but can it be duplicated?

Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest Service and a group of locals representing environmental, logging and recreational interests arranged to thin part of the […]
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PERS task force meets for final time as deadline looms

Since the task force started meeting in July, the unfunded liability has increased $3 billion, to $25.3 billion. The task force charged with reducing Oregon’s unfunded pension liability met for the last time Friday, but it’s still not certain any of its ideas will survive the political process, or meet the goal set by Gov. […]
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Kate Brown’s Asia trip includes play to bring container service back to Portland

Gov. Kate Brown’s trade mission to Asia this week included meetings with executives from container shipping companies that officials hope could restart container service to the Port of Portland’s marine terminal. Source: Kate Brown’s Asia trip includes play to bring container service back to Portland | OregonLive.com

State goals, local control | Opinion

-Brown asks her chief education officer to resign- Oregon’s public school system is in desperate need of improvement — particularly its high school graduation rates, which rank among the nation’s worst. Yet working for improvements at the state level is like pushing a rope: The real job of teaching Oregon’s 560,000 public school students is […]
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Governor Kate Brown announces education goals

Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she’s making education a top priority after accepting the resignation of Salam Noor as acting Deputy Superintendent for Public Instruction. Source: Governor Kate Brown announces education goals – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Salam Noor leaves Oregon Department of Education

Salam Noor, deputy superintendent of the Oregon Department of Education, has resigned. Gov. Kate Brown “asked Salam Noor to resign because she was not satisfied with his ability to execute her vision for Oregon’s education system,” said Chris Pair, a spokesman for the governor’s office. Source: Salam Noor leaves Oregon Department of Education

Oregon GOP Candidate Knute Buehler Doesn’t Want Gun Bills At February Session

State Rep. Knute Buehler, the leading Republican candidate for governor, makes it clear he’ll be on the opposite side of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown on guns and health care taxes. Source: Oregon GOP Candidate Knute Buehler Doesn’t Want Gun Bills At February Session . News | OPB