Gov. John Kitzhaber

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares Drought In Four SE Oregon Counties

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th February NewsdroughtGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a drought in four counties in the high desert of southeastern Oregon and says more are likely to follow. The governor said Friday from Salem the drought declaration applies to Klamath, Lake, Harney and Malheur counties.Read More »

Kitzhaber Says He Was Misled During Cover Oregon Run-up

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th January NewsCover OregonGov. John Kitzhaber
Gov. John Kitzhaber says he was led to believe in the run-up to the troubled rollout of Oregon's health insurance exchange that problems developing the website would not prevent it from launching on time. Kitzhaber says he won't know who misled him about the website's progress until he hears back from a technology firm he's hired to investigate.Read More »

Kitzhaber Announces Re-election Bid

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th December NewsGov. John KitzhaberPolitics
Democrat John Kitzhaber was once known as Dr. No for vetoing Republican legislation but now says he's running for governor a fourth time on a record as a centrist. He said Monday he'll seek a fourth term.Read More »

Legislative Panel Consider Special-Session Deal

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th September NewsGov. John KitzhaberOregon legislature
A special-session agreement between Gov.Read More »

Oregon Supreme Court Supports Governor's Death Penalty Delay

The Oregon Supreme Court says Gov. John Kitzhaber can delay the lethal injection of a death-row inmate who wants to waive his appeals and speed his execution. The state's highest court ruled Thursday that Kitzhaber did not overstep his power when he granted a reprieve delaying the death sentence of Gary Haugen, who was convicted of two murders.Read More »

Budget Talks Continue Between Legislative Leaders & Governor

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June NewsGov. John KitzhaberOregon budget
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislative leaders are scheduled to continue budget negotiations Tuesday. Kitzhaber met for three hours at the governor's mansion Monday with Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney, along with Republican House and Senate leaders Mike McLane and Ted Ferrioli.Read More »

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