Governor Kotek Announces Priorities For Budget
SALEM, Ore. – Governor Tina Kotek has announced her top priorities for the 2023-25 state budget.

Some of Kotek’s listed priorities included housing and homelessness, mental health and addiction care, and education and child care.

Governor Kotek said that ending unsheltered homelessness would be a priority, focusing on building more housing and advancing racial equity, as well as completing ending homelessness for certain groups.

Kotek also aims to expand inpatient and outpatient services for those dealing with addiction and mental health crises, and expand access to outreach professionals.

The Governor stated that education support and reform would be another major goal, seeking to improve graduation rates, reduce standardized testing, and equip students with life skills like budgeting and resume writing.



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