Lebanon, OR—Governor Kate Brown today met with Oregon veteran community leaders and called on the Legislature to support additional investments in veteran services and to provide a home for every veteran in Oregon. Speaking to residents, staff, and veterans’ advocates at theLebanon Veterans’ Home , Governor Brown announced the following:
“In a difficult budget environment, I am proud that we were able to almost double funding for veterans efforts in my proposed budget. This has always been the starting point and over the last few months, I have heard from veterans across the state about how we can best support veterans and their families. Thanks to their input, I am proud to stand shoulder with our veterans to support General Fund resources for current services and an even greater level of investment with Measure 96 Lottery Funds.
“With these additional resources, I am calling for further investments in veteran services and a focused initiative to end veterans’ homelessness in Oregon. Together with a broad group of public and private partners, we must continue to fund affordable housing and homeless prevention efforts to ensure every Oregon veteran has a roof over his or her head.”
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