|Coalition plan would prevent deeper cuts to schools, human services|
Education, human services and public safety advocates joined forces today to call on the Oregon Legislature to fill the 2007-09 budget shortfall using a mix of federal stimulus and state reserve funds. Their proposal would prevent further cuts to human services and education this year while preserving substantial state and federal reserves for the 2009-11 beinnium.
The advocates’ proposal was in sharp contrast to a 2007-09 Rebalancing Plan offered today by Ways and Means Committee Co-Chairs Sen. Margaret Carter and Rep. Larry Buckley. That plan calls for 2007-09 cuts of $167 million for education, $18.9 million for human services and $58.2 million for public safety.
The advocates’ proposal deals with a projected 2007-09 revenue shortfall of $860 million by tapping:
The proposal assumes that the March and May state revenue forecasts are not substantially revised.
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