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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.

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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Don't pull the plug yet

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Mail Tribune logo

"That's what Cover Oregon is doing with health coverage, by all accounts reasonably well under the circumstances."


Oregon unemployment rate falls to new 5-year low, as 2013 becomes standout year for state's economic recovery

Posted Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Oregonian logo "Oregon's economic recovery is taking hold."

Cover Oregon enrollees say it's worth it

Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Mail Tribune logo "Retired health insurance broker Doug Holloway of Medford says he used to pay $1,200 a month for himself and his wife, both healthy and in their early 60s. Under Cover Oregon, he pays $741."

How collaboration is helping fire-prone forests

Posted Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Oregonian logo "Following Gov. John Kitzhaber’s lead, Oregon can accomplish this through a new federal partnership, where state funds can accelerate the pace and scale of forest restoration."

How health care reforms are helping Oregonians

Posted Friday, January 10, 2014

The Oregonian logo "This New Year we had a lot to celebrate -- 170,000 Oregonians got a fresh start in health care coverage."

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