Tag Archives: State Budget

Sports betting will be no home run for state budgets

The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. Just look to the states that capitalized immediately after the […]
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Editorial Agenda 2018 recap: Oregon’s progress – or not – on key issues

From its start, 2018 was a year of playing defense in Oregon. From the January referendum on a Medicaid funding package to the November ballot measure seeking to strip Oregon of its sanctuary state status, leaders focused on shoring up support for maintaining Oregon policies more than breaking new ground. Source: Editorial Agenda 2018 recap: […]
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Inslee unveils $675 million plan to reverse crisis in Washington’s mental-health system

Seeking to reverse the multitude of crises that have engulfed Washington’s mental-health system, Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday released a plan that would radically reshape the care of patients by building hundreds of new community and hospital beds. Seeking to reverse the multitude of crises that have engulfed Washington’s mental-health system, Gov. Jay Inslee on […]
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Editorial: Stop the kicker heist

The re-election of Gov. Kate Brown and Democratic control of the Legislature means a special kind of progress for the state — progress in the amount Oregonians pay in taxes. Brown is aiming for a $2 billion increase in a state that will already be bringing in record revenues. And just as bad, her allies […]
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Editorial: Don’t think about raising taxes without looking at spending

Raising taxes without addressing the state’s largest spending problem, as the Democratically controlled Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown seem inclined to do in 2019, is not the way to go. Source: Editorial: Don’t think about raising taxes without looking at spending

Editorial: Reject the distiller-punishment tax

If you are already worried about Gov. Kate Brown’s plan to raise $2 billion in new taxes, she’s going to make it harder to drown your sorrows. Brown plans to ask the state’s liquor commission for a 5 percent increase in the markup on liquor. Source: Editorial: Reject the distiller-punishment tax

Governor’s budget lacks a funding mechanism

So let’s say, for the sake of argument, that you’re building a household budget for 2019. Let’s say you think you might have a shot at a 5 percent increase in income during the year; good work on your part. Source: Governor’s budget lacks a funding mechanism

Brown’s budget boosts troopers

For 26 years, Travis Hampton worked out of patrol offices for Oregon State Police. Year after year, he saw calls and car crashes increase as the disparity between the population and number of troopers grew. Source: Brown’s budget boosts troopers

Rural interests get funding in proposed Oregon budget

-Rural residents would get better Internet service, water projects and housing under spending planned in next two years by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.- On the campaign trail, Gov. Kate Brown was eager to tell voters she would represent all regions of the state. Source: Rural interests get funding in proposed Oregon budget | Salem Reporter

Brown’s budget leaves questions – Opinion

Gov. Kate Brown’s budget proposal is more than a roadmap for state spending over the next two years. It defines her priorities for the 2019 Legislature and beyond. That is refreshing. Brown was criticized during her re-election campaign for a lack of vision. Source: Brown’s budget leaves questions – Opinion – The Register-Guard – Eugene, […]
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