Now that the latest revenue forecast (pdf) has revealed the state’s approximately $4 billion shortfall, the co-chairs of the Ways and Means committee have released their budget projections (pdf) for the next biennium. The figures were released Monday afternoon and will be finalized by the end of the session in June. School districts and other state agencies are already bracing for cuts.
Many Oregonians came out to hearings held around the state in April to let their legislators know which budget items mean the most to them. Did you attend one of those hearings? What do you hope to see in the legislature’s budget? What are you most concerned will be cut?
- Peter Buckley: Oregon state representative (D-Ashland) and co-chair of the Ways and Means commmittee
- Bruce Hanna: Oregon state representative (R-Roseburg) and house minority leader
- Larry Glaze: Superintendent of La Grande school district
- Jane Holbrook: Chair of the board for Morrison Child and Family Services