2010 Legislature spent $3.7 billion above 2009 Session

2010 Session By the Numbers
By Oregon House Republicans

$3.7 billion — Increase in Total Funds spending from the original 2009-11 adopted budget- after February 2010 legislative actions. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)

6.6 percent — Percentage increase in spending from the original 2009-11 adopted budget- after February 2010 legislative actions. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)

$59.647 billion — The current 2009-11 Legislatively Adopted Budget. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)

15.9 percent — Total increase in Total Funds spending from the previous biennium. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)

$4 million — Projected balance in the Rainy Day Fund after February 2010 legislative actions. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)

1,732— Newly authorized full-time positions in the current 2009-11 Legislatively Adopted Budget, compared to the previous biennium. (Source: Legislative Fiscal Office)

60 percent — Increase in PERS costs expected in the 2011-13 budget, or $495 million. (Rep. Dennis Richardson)

1,200 — Estimated job losses in February, 2010 (February unemployment report, Oregon Employment Department)

600 — Estimated number of jobs created, under the state stimulus program using federal stimulus measurement standards. (Oregon Stimulus Boast Stretches Facts on Job Creation, Retention, The Oregonian, Harry Esteve, 3/13/10)

40,500 — Estimated number of construction jobs lost since 2007. The industry lost 1,800 jobs in February 2010 alone. (February unemployment report, Oregon Employment Department)

$30.7 million — 2009-11 debt servicing costs of the state stimulus program. (Oregon Stimulus Boast Stretches Facts on Job Creation, Retention, The Oregonian, Harry Esteve, 3/13/10)

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  • Ron Marquez

    And when the next biennium rolls around and there’s no stimulus money to plug state budget holes, you will witness a taxing frenzy unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Once again, the wealthy and businesss will be the prime targets but that will not generate sufficient revenue to cover what the legislature will deem to be the minimum spending the state can survive on.

    Anyone with a pulse and a glimmer of intelligence can see higher taxes coming for the middle class, an increase of fees already in place, new fees on everything imaginable, repeal of both kickers, and a new push for a sales tax. And Governor Kitzbury will be leading the charge.

    Unless a serious case of fiscal responsibility grips Salem, there are some very dark days ahead.

  • eagle eye

    Ron, at least as far as state taxes go, all you have to do is put any increase on the ballot, and win the election.

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