Sign over the door of the Governor's office in the State Capitol in Salem.

Gov. Tina Kotek’s recommended state budget focuses on new or continued spending on the key priorities she has laid out for her first year: housing and homelessness, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and public schools.

In her budget message on Tuesday, Jan. 31 — one day ahead of the legal deadline for a new governor — the Democratic chief executive said more work remains. She proposes the added spending in a two-year, $32.1 billion budget from the tax-supported general fund and lottery proceeds, the most flexible sources of spending.

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