Tag Archives: OR Governor

Kate Brown announces she will seek reelection

Gov. Kate Brown plans to seek reelection in 2018, her campaign said on Monday morning. The announcement was not a surprise, given the governor has been on the campaign trail since the day after she won her first gubernatorial election in November 2016. Source: Kate Brown announces she will seek reelection | OregonLive.com

Gillnet redo: Oregon commission will once again debate policy, at Gov. Brown’s request

The showdown over gillnets on the Columbia River may just be getting started again – and at the governor’s request. Two months after the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission narrowly voted to keep gillnets on the river in the summer and fall, Gov. Kate Brown has taken the unusual step of asking the volunteer panel […]
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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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Elliott State Forest Sale Creates Unusual Fight Between Top Oregon Elected Officials

Three top elected officials in Oregon are now embroiled in a messy political struggle over whether to privatize an 82,500-acre state forest near Coos Bay. Source: Elliott State Forest Sale Creates Unusual Fight Between Top Oregon Elected Officials . News | OPB

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

Oregon set to get 56 megawatt solar power plant, expected to be state’s largest

Construction has commenced on a 56 megawatt (MW) solar plant in Oregon. The Gala Solar Power Plant, in Crook County, is expected to be the largest operating facility in the state, sustainable energy company SunPower said in a statement on Monday. Source: Oregon set to get 56 megawatt solar power plant, expected to be state’s […]
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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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