For another view of how Oregon’s private sector has fared during this recession compared to the public sector, take a look at this chart:
Source of data: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Measures 66 and 67 will make this disparity even worse. See Cascade Policy Institute’s research on the measures and related issues at:
Steve Buckstein is founder and senior policy analyst at Cascade Policy Institute, Oregon’s free market public policy research center.