Gov. John Kitzhaber says Oregon's income tax system is "a crazy way" to pay for schools.
A sales tax or statewide property tax would be better solutions, Kitzhaber says.
Barring those two unlikely solutions, he urged a group of educators and local officials to get behind his plan to rein in public pension costs and raise a bit more revenue.
"The crisis in school funding is no longer just a revenue problem, it's also a cost problem," Kitzhaber said, noting that retirement benefits are eating a bigger and bigger share of the dollars sent to schools.
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