Statement From Governor Kitzhaber Regarding the May 12th Revenue Forecast
(SALEM, Ore.) — Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement regarding the May 12th revenue forecast:
"Today’s revenue forecast is good news for the 2011-13 budget, but it is also further indication that Oregon’s recovery will take time. We must take this opportunity to integrate and streamline state services like health care and education to deliver better outcomes and reduce costs, and we need to budget adequate reserves to leave a cushion for future revenue fluctuations.
As legislative leaders agreed earlier this week, the top priorities for additional revenue are restoring funding to programs within the Department of Human Services and public safety programs."
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324