Oregon budget

Oregon Revenue Forecast Won't Avert Budget Cuts

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th February NewsOregon budgetrevenue forecast
Oregon's latest revenue forecast means Oregon lawmakers can't avoid budget cuts during the current legislative session. State economists delivered their quarterly revenue projections on Wednesday, and the forecast is virtually unchanged from the last one.Read More »

First Special Session Bill Hits A Snag

The first bill of Oregon's special session has hit a snag in the House. In a Wednesday morning vote, a measure raising taxes for some and lowering them for others came up three votes short of the three-fifths supermajority it needed to pass. Gov. John Kitzhaber has been trying to build support for lowering public-employee pension costs.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Oregon Senate Passes K-12 Budget

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th June NewsOregon budgetOregon legislature
The Oregon Senate has passed two bills that are central to a new state budget but had been stalled. Senators approved a $6.55 billion spending plan for primary and secondary schools, reversing a decision to reject it last week and sending it to the House.Read More »

Budget Talks Continue Between Legislative Leaders & Governor

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June NewsGov. John KitzhaberOregon budget
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislative leaders are scheduled to continue budget negotiations Tuesday. Kitzhaber met for three hours at the governor's mansion Monday with Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek and Senate President Peter Courtney, along with Republican House and Senate leaders Mike McLane and Ted Ferrioli.Read More »

Governor Meets With Lawmakers Regarding Oregon Budget

Gov. John Kitzhaber and legislative leaders are meeting at the governor's mansion Monday to try and work through their differences on the state budget. Democrats have majorities in the House and Senate, but they'll need Republican votes to get the new tax revenue they're seeking.Read More »


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