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Issue Position: Building our Economic Prospects

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Vicki has run a small business in Oregon. Building Oregon's business infrastructure is her passion. As a new member on the Oregon Innovation Council, Vicki is working to bring high-paying jobs to Oregon with innovative new business development. A more business friendly Oregon will bring long-term prosperity to our communities.

During the 2009 legislative session, Vicki demonstrated her commitment to good jobs for Oregonians by working in a bi-partisan manner to pass a historic jobs and transportation package. It will result in $1 billion in construction improvements to Oregon's transportation system, putting a significant focus on projects that leverage new economic opportunities for Oregonians. In the next 10 years, over 40,000 good jobs will be created as the roadblocks to moving goods, services, and people around Oregon are reduced. Half of the new funding is dedicated to cities and counties for local projects and half to state highway projects across the state. The transportation package also enacts a moratorium on local gas tax increases for the next five years.


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