Tag Archives: Governor Kate Brown

Brown reflects on 2019 session during Lake Oswego appearance

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown made a brief visit to Lake Oswego last week when she stopped by a monthly gathering of the Willamette Women Democrats Sept. 12 to talk about what state lawmakers were able to accomplish in 2019 and what’s on the horizon. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown reflects on 2019 session during […]
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Firefighter Group Critiques Oregon Governor’s Draft Wildfire Management Plan

Governor Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response held a meeting to discuss new wildfire management plans on Monday. Their draft proposal is already getting pushback from one firefighting group. The council’s initial draft policy focuses on fire suppression. Source: Firefighter Group Critiques Oregon Governor’s Draft Wildfire Management Plan | Jefferson Public Radio

Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own transparency

Open, accessible and accountable government with freedom to public information without interference from governing bodies — or elected officials — is essential to our democratic republic. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Bevarly: When a governor undermines her own transparency

No special session to ‘fix’ Oregon’s death penalty law, says Gov. Kate Brown

“While it is clear there is a misunderstanding regarding the intent of the words in Senate Bill 1013, it is also clear there is not sufficient support for a special session to pass a fix,” Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday. Source: No special session to ‘fix’ Oregon’s death penalty law, says Gov. Kate Brown – […]
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Oregon Governor Will Not Call Special Session To Adjust Death Penalty Law

Gov. Kate Brown will not call a special session to address controversy in the state’s death penalty laws after support for a session failed to materialize in the Oregon House of Representatives. “There does not appear to be support to ensure passage of a bill,” Brown said in a statement Wednesday. “I cannot justify the […]
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Our View | Reconsider appointment to Oregon Court of Appeals | Editorials |

Ed Peterson, retired chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, thinks Gov. Kate Brown’s appointment of her general counsel to the Oregon Court of Appeals doesn’t pass the smell test. His is the most prominent voice in a growing chorus asking the governor to rescind her nomination of Misha Isaak, 37, to the appeals court. […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Calls Off Plans for a Special Session this Month to Fix Death Penalty Bill

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown called off plans for a special session this month to amend the death penalty bill passed during the regular session. Brown said she didn’t have the votes to fix Senate Bill 1013, which limits when the death penalty can be applied. There was confusion after the legislative session […]
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Brown drops special session on death penalty law

Governor says there wasn’t enough support for changes to the measure; GOP leaders say it’s a ‘lost opportunity’ for victims. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown drops special session on death penalty law

Gov. Brown: No special session for death penalty law

The governor called off plans for a special session to resolve confusion over a new law that redefines the crime of aggravated murder in the state of Oregon.Gov. Kate Brown stated she could not justify the cost and time a special session would take, in an announcement late Wednesday afternoon. Source: Gov. Brown: No special […]
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Editorial: Regaining credibility will take more than words from governor

After a lengthy delay, Gov. Kate Brown finally addressed in detail the conflict between her office and the public records advocate, pledging fixes and taking some ownership of the debacle. Source: Editorial: Regaining credibility will take more than words from governor – oregonlive.com