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Oregon Ethics Panel Clears Former Legislator To Lobby For Governor's Office

The Register-Guard | April 26, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has ruled that a “cooling off” law that prohibits recently retired state lawmakers from lobbying their one-time colleagues doesn’t apply if they become an employee of a public agency and engage in lobbying for that agency.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Takes Oath And Calls For Tax, Pension Reform

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 12:48 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the oath of office Monday and called on lawmakers to pursue pension reform and tax increases to close the state's budget deficit.

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OPB Politics Now: An In-Depth Look At Governor Kate Brown Plus Listener Questions

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 10:01 a.m.

OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Statesman Journal reporter Gordon Friedman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about incumbent Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

Politics | local | News | Think Out Loud

Reforming Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Gov. Brown has called for an investigation into failures at the Department of Human Services.

Energy | NW Life

Will Oregon Fund An Offshore Wind Project?

Daily Astorian | Oct. 16, 2015 7:57 a.m.

A committee appointed by Gov. Kate Brown has begun work to figure out how to pay for what would be the first offshore wind project on the West Coast.

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Thousands More Kitzhaber Emails Released

OPB | Oct. 6, 2015 6:43 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown released more than 17,000 pages of emails Tuesday from two email accounts former Gov. John Kitzhaber used for state business.

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More Than 875K Acres Burning Across The Northwest

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 12:23 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

President Obama declared a state of emergency Friday for Washington state, where several wildfires are burning uncontained.

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Gov. Brown Invokes Conflagration Act In Wallowa County Fire

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015 9:15 a.m. | Portland, Oegon

Gov. Kate Brown invoked Oregon’s Emergency Conflagration Act Thursday night in response to a Wallowa County fire.