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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:03 PM
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Oregon is facing a $3.5 billion shortfall in funding for schools and basic services. At the same time, the state gives away more than $30 billion in tax breaks and giveaways.

The budget crisis means that lawmakers are considering deep cuts to classrooms and vital services. It means theyll need to make decisions about how to protect our shared priorities.

What would you do? Cut classrooms? Close prisons? Take a knife to corporate tax breaks? Well, heres your chance to try it for yourself. Click below to try your hand with the Oregon Budget Widget, then share your results with your friends. / - Take the Quiz

I took the quiz and chose the category of adding revenue to the state's so-called budget shortfall--

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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 08:35 PM
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1. Who'd a thunk it?
Turns out you can balance the budget by increasing revenue.
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Rabblevox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 05:24 PM
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2. A few modest cuts in Dept. of Corrections, a few modest tax increases on corporations...
without cutting any other programs, and I've got $800,000,000 to play with! Lemme think...half of it to restore the Oregon Health Plan, the other half divvied between schools, libraries, and parks.

THAT'S the state I want to live in.
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