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Dispatches from public radio's correspondent at the Oregon Legislature. This is a venue for political and policy coverage of the state government in Salem and its impact on the people of Oregon.

Oregon Governor's Office Makes Staffing Changes

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced two new hires in her office. She also announced the departure of two staff members.

The Democrat has appointed Abby Tibbs as Deputy Chief of Staff. Tibbs previously served as a lobbyist for Oregon Health & Science University. Brown also named Debbie Koreski as her Housing and Human Services Policy Advisor. Koreski is currently a lobbyist for Portland State University.

Meanwhile, economic advisor Vince Porter and Communications Director Kristen Grainger are leaving this month. Brown praised both Porter and Grainger in a statement.