Secretary of State to be Sworn In

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s new Secretary of State, Jeanne Atkins, will officially take office Wednesday. Her swearing-in ceremony will take place Wednesday afternoon. Governor Kate Brown announced Atkins as her choice for secretary of state last week. The position opened up once Brown took over as governor. Atkins has a long track record in Oregon … Continue reading »

Kate Brown Becomes Governor

SALEM, Ore. — Kate Brown was sworn in as Oregon’s 38th governor Wednesday morning before both House and Senate members. While wasn’t technically a joint session, she delivered the following address to the lawmakers after her swearing-in ceremony: Governors Roberts and Kulongoski, tribal leaders, Speaker Kotek, President Courtney, honored colleagues, good morning. As I take … Continue reading »

Kate Brown to be Sworn in Wednesday

SALEM, Ore. — Governor-to-be, Kate Brown, will be sworn in Wednesday morning before both House and Senate members. While it’s not technically a joint session, she is expected to address all the lawmakers. The chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court will administer the oath.  

Treasurer Calls for Governor to Resign

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is weighing in on Governor John Kitzhaber’s plan to not resign. He released the following statement Thursday on the governor: “It is with deep sadness that I ask Governor John Kitzhaber to resign his position as Governor of Oregon. He has accomplished many great things during his long … Continue reading »

Brown Releases Statement About Return

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown released a statement Thursday regarding her early return from a conference in Washington, D.C. Here is the full statement: “Late Tuesday afternoon, I received a call from the Governor while I was in Washington, DC at a Secretaries of State conference. He asked me to come … Continue reading »

Oregon Secretary of State Visits UO

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s Secretary of State thinks there are some major issues facing our nation’s voting system, and that was the focus of her visit to the University of Oregon School of Law on Wednesday. Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown says she wanted to talk to law students who might have a stronger … Continue reading »

Oregon Financial Report Improves

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s financial status is better than it was two years ago, according to Secretary of State Kate Brown’s Biennial Financial Condition Report. Brown sends out this statewide financial report every two years. While things are looking up overall, there are some conflicting reports in the audit that signify the state is still … Continue reading »