Kitzhaber reinforces finance, PERS concerns in State address

Portland Business Journal:

Oregon’s 77th legislative session kicked off with the swearing-in of new leaders — including North Portland Rep. Tina Kotek, the new House Speaker — and a flurry of verbiage by Gov. John Kitzhaber.

Kitzhaber called for “comprehensive reform” in Oregon’s public finance system and reduced health care costs during his State of the State speech Monday morning.

Of finance reform, Kitzhaber acknowledged that it’s “going to take time, it’s going to take a strategic approach, it’s going…

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