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Reproductive Health Equity Act Gives Women Full Access, Choice

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will ceremonially sign ... MORE ›


Governor Brown Secures 16,000 Jobs, $5.3 billion in Transportation Funding

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will visit Ontario, Bend, Medford, Eugene, and Portland today and tomorrow to ceremonially sign  House Bill 2017 and celebrate... MORE ›


Investing Millions in Small Businesses Across Oregon

$4.81 million in funding expected to create or retain 1,778 jobs

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced a package of business development investments from Business Oregon's Strategic Reserve Fund. The diverse projects include investments in small business growth, rural broadband... MORE ›


Governor Signs Most Comprehensive Pay Equity Law in Nation

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown will sign into law on Thursday House Bill 2005 , expanding pay equity protections to Oregonians. 

"Pay inequity can keep women in relationships they don't want to... MORE ›


Governor Protects Public Lands

Salem, OR—In a unanimous decision, the State Land Board today agreed to proceed with a plan to maintain the Elliott State Forest in public ownership. Governor Brown reiterated her commitment to keep the Elliott in public hands and acknowledged Legislative support for leveraging the State's bond... MORE ›

03/03/2016||The Associated Press

Oregon Lawmakers Approve Pioneering Pro-Climate Coal Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers have given final approval to pioneering legislation that will eliminate coal from the state's energy supply by 2030 and provide half of customers' power with renewable sources by 2040.

The measure passed by the Oregon Senate Wednesday underscores a... 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 ›