Medford, OR – According to the state officials, the Office of Economic Analysis presented the latest revenue forecast this morning, projecting an additional $1.96 billion in state revenue.
The Governor restated her call for focusing on the state’s top priorities:
• $316 million to continue and expand on the state’s response to homelessness prevention and unsheltered homelessness, and $1 billion in bonding to build and preserve more affordable housing.
• $280 million dollar investment to address the behavioral health crisis playing out across Oregon communities and support a more accessible, better staffed system of care no matter where people live.
• $120 million to improve early literacy by delivering the science of reading across all 197 school districts in Oregon to help our students learn to read and write.
Gov. Kotek released the following statement:
“Oregonians have clear expectations for legislators to address our housing crisis, ensure that our behavioral health system is accessible in every part of the state, and set up our youngest students for success. The revenue forecast lays the path for bold leadership. We cannot afford to squander this opportunity, and I look forward to a continued partnership with legislative leaders to deliver results for all regions of the state.”