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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 07:50 PM

Gov. Brown moves to veto several rural proposals Friday

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown announced Sunday that she is considering using her veto power to kill proposals championed by rural lawmakers of both parties.

Her staff said the veto threat was not political revenge but over sincere concerns about legislation passed in the 2019 Legislature.

Brown is considering axing policies to make it easier to remove and fill ground from wetlands, move forward on the retrofit of two dams in Newport and provide money to help eastern Oregon counties plan larger urban growth boundaries.

Some of the proposed action goes against Democrats who opposed her cornerstone environmental policy that would have created a carbon pricing system. When asked if she plans to use veto power for retribution, Brown told a Politico reporter that “revenge is a dish best served cold and slowly.”

Read more: https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/gov-brown-moves-to-veto-several-rural-proposals-friday/article_009b9d8d-5fe7-5034-9c42-3568f56c27af.html
(Klamath Falls Herald and News)

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