A Preview Of The Oregon Legislature's Budget-Balancing Session
All Oregon legislators knew this day was coming, but none of them relished its arrival.
With the economy taking a huge hit from the pandemic, Oregon tax revenues have declined significantly. And Oregon law requires a balanced budget, which means it is time to cut services or raise taxes, or both.
Congress has so far failed to deliver on a plan to help out state and local governments, so the legislature has to meet to make some tough decisions.
We get a preview of what's expected from Lauren Dake, who covers the Oregon Capitol for public radio.