Gov. John Kitzhaber

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 »

Governor Meets With Lawmakers Regarding Oregon Budget

Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislative leaders are meeting at the governor's mansion Monday to try and work through their differences on the state budget. Democrats have majorities in the House and Senate, but they'll need Republican votes to get the new tax revenue they're seeking.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Formally Opposes Proposed Casino

Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's against a proposed tribal casino in Medford. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Kitzhaber told the U.S.Read More »


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