Why is it so hard to fund K-12 education in Oregon?

by Dan Lucas The Oregon House of Representatives passed a $7.255 billion K-12 education budget, and it passed yesterday in the Oregon Senate. The voting was along party lines. Democrats, who control the state House and Senate, voted yes for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 3 Comments

Senate Dems pass K-12 budget that underfunds Oregon schools

Oregon Senate Republicans Reject Senate Republican Proposal for Additional K-12 Funding Salem, OR – Today, Democrats passed a $7.225 billion K-12 budget that underfunds education on a party-line vote in the Oregon Senate. After over three hours of debate on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 3 Comments

Oregon Dems play politics with K-12 funding

Oregon House Republican Office House Democrats Pass Inadequate Funding Bill That Shortchanges Oregon Students, Teachers and Schools – House Republicans Called for Increased, Stable Funding for K-12 Education Salem, OR – On a party-line vote, and despite concerns from dozens … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget, State Taxes | 6 Comments

Oregon Dem control: Decade of deprioritizing education

Oregon Senate Republicans “Today I think of our children, I think of the future of this great state. $7.255 billion is not enough. I believe this is not adequate and that we can, and should, do better for our children.” … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:08 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 8 Comments

Dems laying groundwork to use K-12 as budget hostage, again

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) We have reached the end of the seventh week of this legislative Session.  It is time for a short recap of events.  We started out at a very fast pace, passing several significant bills very … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 11 Comments

Rep. John Davis on K-12 Funding: What Is Our True Commitment?

Oregon House Republican Office Representative John Davis Thursday joined other House Republicans in asking their colleagues to reconsider the proposed $7.235 billion K-12 budget for the 2015-2017 biennium, drawing attention to the 7% proportional decrease in education spending compared to … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:48 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, State Budget | 18 Comments

Senator Knopp testifies in support of $8 billion K-12 budget

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Today, Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) testified in the Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Education in support of an $8 billion K-12 budget. Knopp testified in favor of the -1 amendment to SB 5017 … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:45 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget | 3 Comments

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