Kate Brown

Can Gov. Kate Brown Sell Oregonians On Her Vision For The State?

Oregon's governor has been in office four years yet faces a competitive race.

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.

Brown Gets Large Donations from Centene and ONA; Cambia Backs Buehler

Rep. Knute Buehler has spent $1.3 million in the past eight weeks as he works to fend off challengers Greg Wooldridge, backed by Right to Life, and Sam Carpenter, who has the support of former Senate candidate and Oregon Medical Association past president Monica Wehby.

Centene Corporation and the Oregon Nurses Association are spending big to help Democratic Gov. Kate Brown get elected, while Republican state Rep.

Governor Calls for Medicaid Accountability, But Brown’s Proposal Would Actually Stay the Course

Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton said the state does have approval of the federal government for its haphazard re-enrollment process, which should be finished by the end of summer. But new deadlines from the governor merely affirm the schedule Saxton has outlined.

Democratic Gov. Kate Brown issued a press release Tuesday calling for new accountability measures into the Medicaid renewal process, but everything she suggested are things that the Oregon Health Authority is already doing.

Brown Promises to Protect Oregon Health Plan from Budget Cuts

The governor promised to seek alternative revenues if Measure 97 fails while her Republican opponent would be willing to consider service cuts while keeping people insured. The Eugene debate also featured Independent candidate Cliff Thomason, who backs a sales tax that could lead to a single-payer health system as well as deal with current budget needs.

At the gubernatorial debated in Eugene on Thursday night, Gov. Kate Brown vowed to neither cut healthcare coverage nor cause eligible people to lose their Oregon Health Plan coverage, even if the Democratic-backed corporate tax increase, Measure 97, fails on Nov. 8.


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