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By Neita Cecil
The Dalles Chronicle 

Gorge Commission gets big boost from Gov. Kitzhaber, hopes Gov. Inslee will match


The Gorge Commission’s audacious budget request for the new biennium—seeking nearly double its current funding—has met with resounding success at the first of many steps in the budget process.

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s proposed budget includes an 89.2 percent increase over Oregon’s current funding level for the Gorge Commission. Its current biennial contribution is $891,000. Kitzhaber’s proposed budget adds another $768,000, granting nearly everything the commission sought in its new budget, including four new planning staff and money for two significant planning projects.

“I’m really pleased with Gov. Kitzhaber’s investment in the national scenic area and the gorge c...

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