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Support for I-5 Bridge Gains Momentum

Support for I-5 Bridge Gains Momentum

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber addresses the audience at the 10th Annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center.

It has been a big week for the five-mile Columbia River Crossing project as support for the project gains momentum.  Monday December 3 in front of hundreds of private and public leaders at the 10th Annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit, Governor Kitzhaber announced with a group of bipartisan Oregon legislators that the time to build the new I-5 bridge is now. The Oregon Business Plan’s 2013 top priorities are fixing PERS, investing wisely in education, and building the I-5 Bridge. The Governor recently released his proposed budget which includes a $450 million placeholder in bonding capacity for Oregon’s share of the project’s cost.  The 2013 Legislative session which officially convenes February 4, 2013, will need to agree upon a revenue source to back the bonds. To read more on the Governor’s support of the CRC click here or contact John Rakowitz, 503-317-1781, for additional information.

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