Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement upon sine die of the special session of the Oregon State Legislature:
"I applaud my legislative colleagues on both sides of the aisle for once again coming together for the benefit of Oregonians. This week, Senators and Representatives acted to boost education funding, restore lost school days, and turn the corner on teacher lay-offs while providing badly needed tuition relief to make post-secondary education more accessible for Oregon students. For Oregon's long-term prosperity, legislators found room to compromise on cost savings and new revenue for critical mental health and senior services and targeted tax relief for small business owners and working families.
This is what working government and leadership look like, with people from across the state finding balanced solutions to real problems. These actions will make a difference across Oregon this year and well into the future. I am proud of my colleagues in the Oregon State Legislature for delivering for Oregon's children's, economy, and future."