Governor Kitzhaber unveiled his budget proposal for the 2013-2015 biennium on Friday morning. One of the issues it is tackles is the controversy over how to deal with the rising costs of the Public Employees Retirement System. While that plan may be a hard sell with some state workers, his promise to eliminate furloughs will likely be a well-received change from the nearly two weeks of mandatory unpaid days in the current budget. The Oregon legislature convenes Jan. 14, 2013.
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- John Kitzhaber: Governor of the state of Oregon
- Mike McLane: 55th District Representative and incoming House Republican Leader
- Peter Buckley: 5th District Representative and Co-chair of House Ways and Means Committee