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Press Release: February 15, 2011

Statement by Governor Kitzhaber on March 2011 Revenue Forecast

(Salem) – “Today’s revenue forecast is consistent with the analysis we used in creating my budget.  The worst is over, but Oregon’s recovery will take time. 

“Nothing in this forecast changes the rising cost of health care or corrections, and no improvement in state revenue will be adequate to pay for our current system of education.  Now is the right time to integrate and streamline state services like health care and education to deliver better outcomes and reduce costs.

“I once again call for the Ways and Means co-chairs to budget to this forecast and release their budget as soon as possible.  I look forward to working with the legislature to ensure we budget to deliver the services Oregonians need and deserve in the most efficient, effective way possible.”

Media Contact:
Tim Raphael, 503-689-6117
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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