Thursday, February 02, 2012
The first task of Oregon's 2012 legislative session was to rebalance the two-year state budget.
Of the $201 million plan, about 60 percent will come from additional spending cuts or unanticipated income, and 40 percent from other sources. But the plan does not raise taxes or fees.
Though many of the proposed cuts are small, a proposed cut in agency managers, support and public affairs positions would save $25 million, and a cut in long-term care for older people and people with disabilities would save $13.4 million. Lawmakers left such care untouched in the first year of the cycle, which ends June 30, but said cuts would have to be made in the second year unless they could find $50 million more.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.