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News Release


September 4, 2013

Jared Mason-Gere (503) 986-1204




Statement from House Speaker Tina Kotek on Possible Special Session


“We have unfinished business when it comes to increasing funding for public schools, community colleges, and universities now, and making our tax system more fair.  I’m hopeful we can make it happen, but I know it won’t be easy.  It’s going to take commitments from both parties in order to pull this off. 


The governor has the authority to call the Legislature into session.  There is still a lot of work to be done to determine if the votes are there.”