|Oregon voters show strong support for schools in passing measures|
Oregon voters gave a resounding "Yes" to funding for schools and other vital services Tuesday, passing Measures 66 and 67 by margins of about 54 to 46 percent. The individual and corporate income tax measures provide $733 million for schools and other vital services in this 2009-11 biennium.
"The campaign focused on the importance of schools to Oregon's economy
and its future," COSA Executive Director Kent Hunsaker said Tuesday
night. "Oregonians have spoken, and they have made it clear that
further reductions in schools days or increases in class sizes would be
The election and the legislative session will be key topics at the OACOA/OASE Winter Conference at Salishan this week, including during the Off The Record meeting on Thursday afternoon, as well as breakout sessions with COSA Governmental Affairs Director Chuck Bennett on Friday afternoon.
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