Lack of Cover Oregon Signups Could Impact Budget

By Jim McCoy Mon 9th December NewsbudgetCover Oregonhealth care exchange
Oregon's health insurance exchange has had no shortage of challenges. Add the budget to the list. Cover Oregon will have to be self-sufficient once the federal grants that are paying its bills run dry at the end of next year, but the organization is now projecting higher costs and lower revenue.Read More »

Economists Forecasting Less Revenue For Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th August NewsbudgeteconomyOregon revenue
Economists are projecting a slight decrease in state revenue during the two-year budget cycle that began last month.Read More »

Economists Boost Projected Oregon Revenue Forecast

State economists say a slow, steady economic recovery means the state treasury will take in more money than previously expected. The quarterly forecast released Thursday said revenue from tax collections will be up by more than $270 million since the last projections.Read More »

Democratic Pension Bill Moves Forward In Oregon Legislature

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th March NewsbudgetOregon legislaturePERS
An Oregon Senate committee has advanced a Democratic plan to cut pension benefits for retired government workers. In a 3-2 party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Rules Committee sent the measure to the budget committee.Read More »

Walden Backs "No Budget, No Pay"

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd January NewsbudgetRep. Greg Walden
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed “no budget, no pay” with the support of Oregon Second District congressman Greg Walden. He points out that the last time his counterparts in the senate passed a budget, in 2009, the iPad had not been invented yet. Walden says if hardworking taxpayers don’t get paid for work they don’t do, then congress shouldn’t either. The deadline is April 15th.
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