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News Release

Contact:    Robin Maxey                                                                           May 16, 2013

                   (503) 986-1605   



Senate President Comments on Revenue Forecast

Statement by Senate President Peter Courtney

“We’ve got some new money, but we still face some hard choices. If we can break through in a bipartisan way on the compromise proposals offered by the Governor, we have the opportunity to do some great things for Oregon and her people.


“I’m very grateful that we have money to pay for our core services. It’s time now to get serious about a dedicated tax to fund mental health services. We have a bipartisan proposal that outlines the most comprehensive treatment system in the nation. All it needs is a funding source. It’s time for all Democrats and all Republicans to come together to find that source and support this game-changing investment in the lives of the people of Oregon.”