Gov. Tina Kotek speaks Jan. 9 during a joint session of the Oregon Legislature.

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek released her proposed budget for the 2023-25 biennium Tuesday.

As promised, it focuses new investments on increasing housing and reducing homelessness, improving access to mental health and addiction services, and education.

“From the moment I was sworn into office, I promised to take on the biggest challenges facing families and communities across our state, and to deliver results,” she said during a news conference.  

Kotek’s new investments will be partially funded by diverting $765 million that would otherwise be added to the state’s $2 billion reserve fund.

Her total proposed budget is $32.1 billion. That includes general and lottery funds, but not federal and other funds. The current biennium budget is $29.3 billion.

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