Gov. John Kitzhaber

Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ore. Governor To Call Special Session Over Taxes, Crops

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.

CBS Seattle–09/18/2013

File photo of a table upon which lethal injections are performed. (Photo by Virginia Department of Corrections via Getty Images)

Oregon Lawmakers To Consider Death Penalty Repeal

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

02/24/2013

File photo of Nike basketball sneakers. (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oregon Gov Calls Legislature Into Special Session To Approve Tax Incentive For Nike

Gov. John Kitzhaber acknowledges his decision to abruptly call the Legislature into special session to approve a tax incentive for Nike is “extraordinarily awkward.”

12/13/2012

Governor John Kitzhaber (R) chats with Commerce Secretary John Bryson. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Governor Picks Ex-NYC Schools Chief For Ore. Post

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.

05/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber at a rally for in Portland, Oregon, October 20, 2010.  (credit: Jim Watson/GettyImages)

Obama Administration To Put Up Nearly $2 Billion For Oregon Health Overhaul

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.

05/04/2012

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