Tag: STATE GOVERNMENT

Oregon students to get first crack at gubernatorial candidates in Tuesday’s debate

Justin Thach, a 17-year-old at West Salem High School, is one of 15 students selected as questioners in the first of three gubernatorial debates (Aubrey Wieber/Salem Reporter) In the first gubernatorial debate Tuesday, the three candidates seeking the state’s highest office won’t be grilled by reporters or field questions from[Read More…]

Buehler, Brown weigh in on Kavanaugh hearing

Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault on the Capitol steps on Monday, Sept. 24. (Salem Reporter/Aubrey Wieber) State Rep. Knute Buehler joined Gov. Kate Brown Thursday in calling for a halt to the U.S. Supreme Court nominating process for Brett[Read More…]

Governor, lawmakers stage walkout at Capitol steps, supporting Kavanaugh accusers

Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson stand in solidarity with victims of sexual assault on the Capitol steps on Monday, Sept. 24. (Salem Reporter/Aubrey Wieber) Gov. Kate Brown and House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson took to the Capitol steps Monday morning to publicly support Christine Blasey Ford[Read More…]

DHS seeks more than 1,000 new employees to support child welfare in proposed budget

Oregon’s largest state agency is asking for more than $1 billion to add 1,664 new employees. But the proposed salaries won’t fill Oregon Department of Human Services’ cubicles with high-paid lawyers or bolster a public relations team. It will go toward protecting the most vulnerable Oregonians; children and the elderly.[Read More…]