Gov. John Kitzhaber

Early Education Grant Headed For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 6th December NewsEducationGov. John Kitzhaber
The Obama Administration has awarded Oregon a $20 million grant for the state's effort to improve early-childhood education. Gov. John Kitzhaber's office announced the grant on Thursday. It will be used to improve training for preschool teachers and to measure the effectiveness of programs that are supposed to prepare children for kindergarten.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Declares State of Emergency For Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th July NewsfiresGov. John Kitzhaber

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency in response to wildfires that have burned more than 1,100 square miles in southeastern Oregon. Kitzhaber signed an executive order Tuesday directing state agencies to assist affected landowners and seek federal disaster assistance.Read More »

Oregon Out In Front On Health Care Reforms

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th June NewsGov. John Kitzhaberhealth care

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold much of the federal health care overhaul will require many states to scramble to get ready because they hoped it would be overturned and dragged their feet. Oregon won't be one of them.
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Oregon Medicaid Overhaul Gets Federal Funds

The Obama administration is buying into an ambitious health care initiative in Oregon, to the tune of $1.9 billion over five years.
     The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday
it has tentatively agreed to help Oregon pay the startup costs of a
plan that would improve coordination among care providers andRead More »

Oregon CCO Plan Gets Federal Money

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd May Gov. John Kitzhaberhealth care

The Obama administration is buying into an ambitious health care initiative in Oregon, to the tune of $1.9 billion over five years.
     The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday
it has tentatively agreed to help Oregon pay the startup costs of a
plan that would improve coordination among care providers andRead More »

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