Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Campaign Finance Reform Is Inching Through the Oregon Legislature. How Much of the Status Quo Would It Change?

Last year, Nike founder Phil Knight donated four times more toward a single political candidate than anyone else in Oregon history—yet failed to buy victory for Republican gubernatorial nominee Knute Buehler. But Knight’s $3.5 million in contributions—$1 million of it to the Republican Governors Association—sparked the state’s Democrats, who control both houses of the Legislature […]
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Oregon Does U-Turn On Opioid Tapering

Two years after trying to taper opioid users off the drug, Oregon has ended the policy. Source: Oregon Does U-Turn On Opioid Tapering

Portland City Council set to contribute to Willamette River Superfund cleanup plan

Portland’s City Council is set to consider an agreement, with the approval of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday that may finally get the ball rolling toward cleaning up contaminated sediment in the Willamette River from the Fremont Bridge to the Columbia River. That stretch of the river has been designated a federal Superfund […]
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Lowering educational requirements for child-welfare workers isn’t the answer | Opinion

The Oregon Department of Human Services should look to better training, recruitment and licensure protocols to hire and retain child-welfare workers – not reduce educational requirements, the authors write. Source: Opinion: Lowering educational requirements for child-welfare workers isn’t the answer

Brown defies feds on gray wolf

Slapping down a stance taken by the director of Oregon’s wildlife department, Gov. Kate Brown declared May 15 that the state and its agencies oppose the federal government’s proposal to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Curtis Melcher had written May 9 to a federal […]
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4,000 People Turn Out For Portland Rally Against Abortion Bans

About 4,000 people pack Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland Tuesday to protest efforts to enact near-total abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas and Utah. Source: 4,000 People Turn Out For Portland Rally Against Abortion Bans

As Critics of the New Corporate Tax Increase Ponder Referring It to Voters, Democrats Seek to Hinder Signature Gathering

Democrats seek to make referring a new corporate tax measure to the ballot more difficult by changing the law on electronic signature gathering. Source: As Critics of the New Corporate Tax Increase Ponder Referring It to Voters, Democrats Seek to Hinder Signature Gathering

School leaders: $2 billion good … and not enough

Superintendents address business leaders in Portland about the tax increase approved by the 2019 Oregon Legislature and other school issues. Source: School leaders: $2 billion good … and not enough

Oregon governor will speak at UO commencement

UO President Michael Schill lauds Gov. Kate Brown as inspirational and a friend to the university. Oregon’s 38th governor, Kate Brown, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 commencement at the University of Oregon. UO’s commencement for the Class of 2019 will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, in Matthew Knight Arena. Brown, […]
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‘Student Success Act’ on its way to Gov. Brown’s Desk

HB 3427 passed along party lines after the Senate Republicans came back to the floor Monday. On May 13, the Oregon Senate passed House Bill 3427—the multibillion-dollar education funding plan—along party lines 18-11 with Jackie Winters (R-Salem) excused. The “No” votes included Sen. Tim Knopp (R-Bend). Source: ‘Student Success Act’ on its way to Gov. […]
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