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03/02/2016||Office of the Press Secretary

President Obama's Statement on Oregon's Increase in the Minimum Wage

I commend the Oregon Legislature and Governor Kate Brown for taking action to raise their state's minimum wage. Since I first called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage in 2013, 18 states and the District of Columbia have acted on their own. These efforts will boost the paychecks of... MORE ›


Governor Brown Increases Minimum Wage For Oregon Workers

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will sign SB 1532, increasing Oregon's minimum wage according to a tiered system, at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2.

"I'm proud to sign into law my top priority of the 2016 Legislative... MORE ›


Governor Brown Delivers 'Oregon Promise' of Free Community College for Eligible Students

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement after signing SB 81, Oregon's community college tuition waiver program: 

“Oregonians can now afford to dream big,” Governor Brown said. “Today, we fling wide open the doors of opportunity by expanding access to post-secondary... MORE ›


Governor Brown Signs New Motor Voter Bill Into Law

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today signed Oregon's New Motor Voter bill, which removes barriers to voter registration and makes it as easy as possible for eligible Oregonians to receive a ballot. 

"Oregon is a true leader in voter access," Governor Brown said. "I encourage every eligible... MORE ›


Governor Kate Brown Addresses Oregonians Following Swearing-in Ceremony

Governor Kate Brown delivered the following address following her swearing-in ceremony. 

As prepared

February 18, 2015

Governors Roberts and Kulongoski, tribal leaders, Speaker Kotek, President Courtney, honored colleagues, good morning. 

As I take the oath of... MORE ›