Dem Gov Kate Brown’s Website Claims She’s Improved Transparency More “Than Any Other Governor In Oregon’s History” – Editorial Boards Disagree

Editorial boards across the state are blasting Kate Brown this week for breaking precedent and keeping her legislative agenda from public scrutiny until after the election.

The RGA writes:

Is Oregon Democrat Governor Kate Brown making false claims on her campaign website? New reports about Brown’s administration hiding her legislative agenda from the public raise questions about whether her claim is truthful.

Brown’s campaign website reads, “Kate has already done more to improve transparency in state government than any other governor in Oregon’s history.”

Has she? Editorial boards across the state are blasting Kate Brown this week for breaking precedent and keeping her legislative agenda from public scrutiny until after the election. The Bend Bulletin editorial writes that, “Brown is denying the public access to legislation state agencies plan for the 2019 session until after the November election is over. The records should be made public now.”

The Oregonian editorial board agrees, writing that Brown’s secrecy should “trouble Oregonians.”

“Contrary to previous years, the state recently denied a Portland attorney’s request for documents showing the 234 proposals for bills that the governor’s office is sending on for legislative consideration.”

Earlier this week, Brown also told The Oregonian that she would refuse to detail specifics about her future spending plans until after the election. “Gov. Kate Brown has divulged few specifics about her future spending plans and says voters will learn about them in her December budget proposal, after the election.”

Has Kate Brown “done more to improve transparency in state government than any other governor in Oregon’s history?” 

Previously: 

1 day, 10 hours ago

Rick Perry: Gov. Kevin Stitt showing real conservative values on his criminal justice reform initiatives

In just three short years, Stitt has proven that evidence-based policy and conservative reforms to the legal system will improve public safety and help make Oklahoma communities stronger.

2 days, 7 hours ago

Glenn Youngkin Outlines His Plan To Make Virginia’s Education System ‘Number One’ In Nation

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is challenging his entire educational team to make the Old Dominion’s educational system number one in the nation.

2 days, 10 hours ago

Georgia's unemployment rate hits new low

Georgia’s unemployment rate dropped for the 12th consecutive month to 2.6%, another record-breaking low for the state

5 days, 11 hours ago

Gov. Noem Proclaims Jan. 23-Jan. 29 "South Dakota School Choice Week" as Annual Celebration Launches Nationwide

Gov. Noem has joined a growing list of governors, city, and county leaders nationwide in recognizing Jan. 23-Jan. 29 as School Choice Week.

1 week ago

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee leads letter penned to President Biden on Infrastructure Act

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and 15 other Republican governors have penned a letter to President Joe Biden asking for more state control in how funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are implemented.

1 week ago

Gretchen Whitmer’s Dark Money Hypocrisy

After preaching 'transparency,' Dem gov partners with dark money nonprofit to raise millions