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Lawmakers’ spending framework includes cuts, no new taxes


January 24, 2017

EO Media Capital Bureau

The co-chairs of the Oregon Legislature’s joint budget-writing committee last week presented a spending plan that included cuts in services to reflect the state’s expected $1.8 billion shortfall for the next two-year budget cycle.

The $20.265 billion budget outline presented Thursday, Jan. 19, by Sen. Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, and Rep. Nancy Nathanson, D-Eugene, reflects that shortfall and describes potential cuts to general program areas such as health care, education and public safety.

Devlin and Nathanson said the framework makes large cuts to key state s...

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