Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Campaign donation limits? Not this year, Oregon governor says

Oregon lawmakers should not pass campaign contribution limits this year, Gov. Kate Brown said during a Friday briefing on the upcoming short legislative session. As a result, voters will likely have to decide in November on a state constitutional amendment that would allow political donation limits without knowing what those money limits might be. Source: […]
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Oregon Legislature Once Again Discusses Safe Firearms Storage

The House and Senate Judiciary Committees met in a joint session Wednesday and discussed legislation requiring gun owners to secure their firearms when not in use. Source: Oregon Legislature Once Again Discusses Safe Firearms Storage

Oregon Governor Proposes New Wildfire Protection Plan

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is calling for a major expansion in the state’s wildfire response plans in a new legislative concept lawmakers heard on Tuesday. The draft proposal outlines the governor’s long-term vision for how the state should adapt to wildfire, reduce wildfire risks on forestland and improve fire suppression. Source: Oregon Governor Proposes New Wildfire Protection […]
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Fruits: We need to think big on I-5 bridge project | Opinion

‘An I-5 replacement that does nothing to improve the flow of goods and people is a waste of money.’ Source: Fruits: We need to think big on I-5 bridge project

Oregon lawmaker proposes statewide homeless emergency

An Oregon lawmaker is proposing a statewide emergency declaration to respond to the growing homelessness situation, meaning more funding and fewer roadblocks to building shelters. Typically, the governor’s office issues these types of declarations, like in 2017 during the Eagle Creek Fire. House Speaker Tina Kotek’s Office is looking at what it would take to […]
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Oregon governor taps OHA chief of staff as health policy adviser

Gov. Kate Brown picked Dawn Jagger as her new senior health policy adviser, as Tina Edlund is retiring in March. Jagger currently serves as the chief of staff and director of external relations at the Oregon Health Authority. She’ll step into her new position March 9. “Dawn was at the core of the small team of trusted […]
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Portland traffic, statewide road improvements are focus of new Oregon mega projects office

Oregon is creating a new office within the state’s transportation department to focus on addressing the Portland metro area’s traffic woes and ensuring big-ticket freeway projects like the Rose Quarter expansion are constructed. Source: Portland traffic, statewide road improvements are focus of new Oregon mega projects office – oregonlive.com

Salem homeless camping ban backfires, City Council looks for solutions

The only real difference under the ban is that those experiencing homelessness can no longer set up tents to shield themselves from the rain and cold. Source: Salem homeless camping ban backfires, City Council looks for solutions

The Highest Paid Oregon Public Employee is a Basketball Coach

The highest paid California state employee? Chip Kelly. Source: The Highest Paid Oregon Public Employee is a Basketball Coach

Gov. Evers bets Oregon governor Spotted Cow for Wis. win

Gov. Tony Evers challenged Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to a bet on the Rose Bowl game, waging a 6-pack of Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Co. Source: Gov. Evers bets Oregon governor Spotted Cow for Wis. win