Tag Archives: Kate Brown

Governor’s opioid bill receives broad support as first-step legislation

So many people testified in support of Gov. Kate Brown’s bill on opioids Monday that the committee chair had to cut people off to stay on schedule. Source: Governor’s opioid bill receives broad support as first-step legislation

Gov. Brown’s new health policy adviser was key in securing $2B federal windfall

Gov. Kate Brown appointed Tina Edlund, an Oregon health policy veteran, as senior policy adviser, the governor announced Friday. Edlund led Oregon’s negotiations with the federal government that led to $1.9 billion in grants that paved the way for the creation of the state’s coordinated care organizations to deliver Medicaid services. She also helped create the metrics by […]
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Gov. Kate Brown: Federal leadership vacuum means governors must step up | Guest Opinion

As I was falling asleep last night, I heard the distant and familiar pop-pop-pop of early fireworks. It reminded me of being a kid, blowing a portion of my allowance money on sparklers and, in more flush years, spark-showering cones with names like “Flower of Vesuvius.” Source: Gov. Kate Brown: Federal leadership vacuum means governors […]
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Sunshine Week runs through Saturday, and Oregonians should not hesitate to demand information they want.

It’s Sunshine Week. Though not many Oregonians would swear to it looking at the downpour outside their windows at the moment, here in the Beaver State, it is an occasion to celebrate. Source: Sunshine Week runs through Saturday, and Oregonians should not hesitate to demand information they want.

State meets thresholds for federal disaster declaration

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will be requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a release from State, Rep. Cliff Bentz. Source: State meets thresholds for federal disaster declaration | Local News Stories | argusobserver.com

Governor must renew commitment to open government | Editorial

Shortly after she took office, Gov. Kate Brown said that one of her primary goals was to restore public confidence in state government. Source: Editorial: Governor must renew commitment to open government | Editorial | democratherald.com

Kate Brown reminds Trump that not all governors are men

Oregon was left off an early list of 50 priority infrastructure projects in December, before Brown was asked to submit projects for possible inclusion. Brown sent a list of possible Oregon projects later that month, and is now waiting to hear back from the White House. Source: Kate Brown reminds Trump that not all governors […]
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Oregon’s Governor Pushes Back Against Possible Change To Federal Marijuana Policy

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is urging the Trump administration to view marijuana as an economic opportunity. Her comments came as Attorney General Jeff Sessions hinted Tuesday at a federal crackdown on recreational cannabis. Source: Oregon’s Governor Pushes Back Against Possible Change To Federal Marijuana Policy | NW News Network

Governor Brown Meets President Trump

On its face, it doesn’t seem like Oregon governor Kate Brown and President Donald Trump would agree on much of anything politically. But when asked about meeting Trump over the weekend, Brown opened with a compliment. Source: Governor Brown Meets President Trump – KXL

Trump Tells Governors He’s All About States’ Rights. That Must Mean He’ll Leave Marijuana Laws Alone

The idea that the feds may go after state pot laws is “totally counter” to what the president told us, says Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. White House press secretary Sean Spicer rattled marijuana advocates last week when he warned that the federal government may start cracking down on states that have legalized recreational marijuana. Source: […]
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