Kitzhaber resigned in February amid federal corruption investigations stemming from allegations that his fiancé, Cylvia Hayes, used her role in his office for personal gain.
Unsurprisingly, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is getting pushback from interest groups against her goal of "reinventing Medicaid'' - the federal-state program for the poor. The Ocean State's Medicaid costs are America's second-highest per enrollee (Alaska is first) and 60 percent higher than the national average.
The GOP wasted no time in creating yet another self-induced government shutdown showdown. Not even two full months into their control of Congress, and they are pushing a critical federal department towards shutting down, all in an effort to make a political point.
Brown was sworn in during a ceremony on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Salem, Oregon's capital, becoming
In his last few hours in the Capitol Building, Governor Kitzhaber has the opportunity to undertake perhaps the most courageous act of his career, one that would create his most enduring legacy -- the Governor can commute the death sentences of the 34 men and one woman on Oregon's death row.
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She said Thursday that she would be ready to serve in the event that he did ultimately choose to resign. As she ascends to
"It is not in my nature to walk away from a job I have undertaken -- it is to stand and fight for the cause," Kitzhaber said
State Sen. Rod Monroe (D) told the paper that he thought Kitzhaber would probably resign on Thursday. "I got on a plane yesterday
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) said on Wednesday that he would not resign amid an investigation by the state attorney general