Critical Vote this week in Salem – Without New Revenue, Oregonians’ Pain Will Deepen

June 9, 2009 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

Action Alert on Salem Budget
  

 From OCPP

 

This week the legislature will vote on bills that would raise taxes on the wealthiest Oregonians and corporations. What will it mean for Oregonians if the votes fail?

In its latest fact sheet, OCPP provides examples of cuts in the Co-Chairs’ budget. They illustrate the pain already in store for Oregonians, particularly the most vulnerable — seniors, children, the disabled, the unemployed and low-income families.
 
Because the Co-Chairs’ budget assumes an additional $800 million in newly raised revenue, “no” votes on HB 2649 and HB 3405 would only heighten the pain for vulnerable populations.

A good indication of the kind of pain that would follow from the defeat of the revenue raising bills — HB 2649 and HB 3405 — is the harm contained in the budget cuts already penciled in. Those cuts are largely set out in the budget that the Co-Chairs of the legislature’s Joint Ways and Means Committee released in late May.

 

 

 

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