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Gov. Kitzhaber's leadership was behind ballot-measure 'stand-down':

"The governor has committed significant time and energy to bringing business and labor together to address Oregon's inadequate, uncompetitive and volatile system of taxes. The removal of these ballot measures makes this very difficult challenge possible, and it can be the first step in finding more frequent common ground between business and labor in Oregon." (Mar. 12, 2014)

Read The Oregonian article.
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Governor Kitzhaber's fire prevention PSA

"We all have a part to play this wildfire season to prevent human-caused fires." (August 8, 2013)

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Kitzhaber brokers ballot measure peace deal

Kitzhaber brokers ballot measure peace deal

"Instead of spending millions on ballot measure battles, we have an agreement that provides an opportunity for people to work with one another on solving Oregon's biggest problems." (March 3, 2014)

Read The Portland Tribune article.
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Oregon's health care experiment off to a promising start

One of the heaviest lifts for the Oregon Legislature in recent years was its narrow passage, in 2012, of health care reform laws authorizing the creation of Coordinated Care Organizations to cut medical costs incurred by members of the Oregon Health Plan. (June 26, 2014)

Read The OregonLive article.

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Oregon wildfires prompt state of emergency

Posted Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a state of emergency in order to mobilize the Oregon National Guard to respond to wildfires burning across the state."​​​




Studies show more Oregonians have health insurance

Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"According to WalletHub, the latest figures also put Oregon in the top five states with the lowest uninsured rates. It's No. 2 among states that saw the biggest drop in adult uninsured rate and most new Medicaid enrollees." ​​​




Oregon Medicaid model covers more but costs less

Posted Monday, July 14, 2014

Governing logo"In 2013, the 15 regional medical organizations providing care for about 90 percent of Oregon's Medicaid population decreased costly ER visits by 17 percent and the hospitalization rate for several chronic diseases by as much as 32 percent from 2011 levels."




Business accelerator selects first crop of entrepreneurs

Posted Saturday, July 12, 2014

"RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network, is a state-backed economic development initiative for the southern Willamette Valley. The Oregon legislatuire has approved $3.75 million for the project."

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Oregon Exports 2014, Quarter 1

Posted Wednesday, July 09, 2014

OEA logo"Following a slowdown that extended from the summer of 2012 through fall 2013, Oregon exports are now growing again."




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