All statements involving John Kitzhaber

Oregon "is the most trade-dependent state in the nation"

"Since the governor took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in three years."

"Oregon today has 100,000 more jobs than it did when I was elected."

Says "in this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone."

"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."

Says the Nike bill "is not a tax break ... this does not lower the taxes that Nike will pay nor does it prevent the Legislature from raising those taxes in the future."

Says that in 2011, Oregon had "the second fastest growing economy in the nation."

Says the state is required "pick up 70 percent of the cost" of K-12 education.

"Creating 25 jobs in Umatilla County has the same impact as 500 jobs in the metro region."

Says John Kitzhaber’s proposed budget for upcoming biennium represents 8 percent increase over last

Says his state budget will "provide an increase in state funding for the 2011-12 school year."

Says John Kitzhaber wants a sales tax so people without jobs pay taxes.

John Kitzhaber created 128,000 new jobs while governor.

Says Chris Dudley thinks Oregon’s minimum wage is too high.

Says more than 2 million Oregonians have received important medical services because of his health plan.

"Under Gov. Kitzhaber, unemployment rose 65 percent, state spending went up 57 percent and personal incomes declined compared to the rest of the country."

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