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Issue Position: Transforming our Economy

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The visionary leadership that brought us the Bottle Bill, public beaches, and land use protections in the 70s understood the responsibility our natural heritage has afforded us. This year we advanced Oregon's green economy by jumpstarting Oregon's solar industry with a feed-in tariff to support those who wish to add solar installations to their home or business. I led efforts to pass landmark legislation that finances energy efficiency projects, reduces costs, and greenhouse gas pollution while creating good jobs. And even amidst the economic challenges we invest in the Oregon Innovation Councilwhich is building on Oregon's competitive advantages to create new industries and businesses to build our future for the long run. We have much work still to do so our children inherit the Oregon we want for them.


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