Gov. John Kitzhaber
With a reputation as a pacesetter in health care, Oregon laid out bold plans for complying with the federal overhaul.
Two protesters opposed to selling Oregon state forest land broke away from a tour group Thursday, secured ropes atop the Capitol and climbed down the face of its dome to unfurl a large banner criticizing Gov. John Kitzhaber.
Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislators spent months trying to agree on a grand bargain in which Republicans would consent to higher taxes and Democrats would OK cuts in retirement benefits for government employees.
Gov. John Kitzhaber said Wednesday that he plans to call Oregon lawmakers into special session to vote on measures affecting taxes, public-employee pensions and the regulation of genetically modified crops.
Oregon’s complicated relationship with capital punishment takes center stage this week as a House committee takes up Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plea for a public vote on repealing the death penalty
Gov. John Kitzhaber acknowledges his decision to abruptly call the Legislature into special session to approve a tax incentive for Nike is “extraordinarily awkward.”
Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to name Rudy Crew, the former chancellor of New York Public Schools, to be Oregon’s first chief education officer, the governor’s office said Tuesday.
The Obama administration is buying into an ambitious health care initiative in Oregon, announcing Thursday it has tentatively agreed to chip in $1.9 billion over five years to help get the program off the ground.