Monthly Archives: September 2016

Oregon budget grows faster than population + inflation

A good test of budget growth versus people’s ability to pay is comparing it against population and inflation combined.  

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20 years of the worst scandals, costly mistakes

1996 – $56 million DMV software crash (1) 1999 – $200 million over-time scandal (2) 2000 – $1.4 billion the state neglected to collect (3) 2005 – $524 million hidden school fund uncovered by media (4) 2006 – $40 million … Continue reading

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35 Years of State Budget Growth

Looking at 35 years of Oregon State Budget Growth shows that Oregon has had a near perfect streak of positive growth except for one budget cycle.

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