Gov. Kate Brown asked legislators on Friday to prioritize funding the Oregon Health Plan within the first few weeks of the legislative session.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown expressed hope and urgency in outlining her agenda before lawmakers during her State of the State address in the House of Representatives at the Capitol on Monday after being sworn in for her second and last term as governor.
As she finalized her budget proposal for the next two years, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown made no secret of the fact she’d push for higher tobacco taxes, which she believes should play a larger role in funding health care.
Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a $23.6 billion budget proposal Wednesday that plugs holes in state health funding, seeks to gain ground in an ongoing housing crisis, expands access to voting and sets aside millions for challenging the policies of President Donald Trump.
When Gov. Kate Brown was first swept into office by scandal, she benefited from comparisons to the man she was replacing, Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Reporters often characterized Kitzhaber as a lone wolf, a policy wonk, private.
Brown was different.