Legislature: GOP stands invite Dems to do better | Editorials — Guest Opinion

The Oregon Legislature is facing a general fund shortfall of $1.4 billion, a Public Employees Retirement System shortfall of $2.1 billion and a transportation system deficit, harder to estimate with any great degree of precision, of at least $10 billion.

A surging economy is producing much more revenue than projected, but Oregon’s peculiar and pernicious kicker law, now enshrined in the constitution, figures to return $480 million to taxpayer pockets. Easy come, easy go — much too easy, truth be told.

 

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