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State agencies lay out cut effects

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009
State agencies released reports to the Legislature on the program cuts that will have to be made if voters reject Measures 66 and 67 in January.

Many business owners have spoken out against the measures, claiming that the tax increases will drive business out of the state, among other negative effects. But prison closures, higher tuition and cuts on programs for the sick and needy are just a few of the changes that agencies say they will have to make if the measures don't pass.

The reports from most state agencies were delivered to the Legislature late in the day as it prepares for its February session. By then, voters will have weighed in on the Jan. 26 election on Measures 66 and 67. They would generate $733 million by raising taxes on businesses and well-to-do households.

The defeat of both measures would reduce the general fund for 2009-11 by a little more than 5 percent.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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Whimp Stomper
0 #1 State agencies lay out cut effectsWhimp Stomper 2009-12-01 12:46:14
Why can't wage increases be rescended and benefits cut to procure the 5 to 10% cuts needed? Why does Speaker Hunt demand these stay the same, forcing cuts onto Human Services, prisons, schools, etc? This is not way to operate a government, this is politics, plane and simple.

Vote the bums out, and reduce our taxation! If we the residents of this state have to tighten their belts, why shouldn't its government?
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