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Press Release: March 22, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber Statement on SEIU Local 503 Moving Oregon Forward Proposal

(SALEM, Ore.) — Governor Kitzhaber issued the following statement:

"I want to commend SEIU Local 503 for proactively engaging its members in exploring cost-saving measures for the state in the 2011-2013 biennium. This is a clear statement that in order to be successful, we must all participate in sharing the burden of our difficult budget reality.

I will ask Michael Jordan, my new Chief Operating Officer, to review the suggestions and identify the most promising options for near-term savings.

I look forward to working with all involved parties when we receive the Co-Chairs budget later this month."

Audio Available here: http://governor.oregon.gov/Gov/media_room/audio/index.shtml

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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