Office of the Senate President
Contact: Robin Maxey January 29, 2009
Senate Passes Measure to Create 3,000 Jobs
The projects, which are slated to begin by April 1, are located in all 36 counties, at all seven state universities and all 17 community colleges.
“Unemployment in our state is rampaging. These projects are an investment in our infrastructure that will create jobs in every part of the state. Putting Oregonians back to work is the best way to get our economy going again,” said Senate President Peter Courtney, D- Salem/Gervais/Woodburn.
According to the IMPLAN forecasting model the $176 million in projects will create 1,890 direct jobs and another 1,144 indirect jobs.
Senate Bills 5562 and 338 now move to the House for consideration next week. Lawmakers hope to have the bills on the governor’s desk in time for a scheduled February 10 bond sale.