Despite Dire Warnings, Most Agencies Spared From Budget Cuts

Oregon House GOP Press Release:
Massive Fee Increases Would Fuel Agency Spending Growth

The following is a breakdown of how agencies fare in the 2009-11 Governor’s Recommended Budget, compared to funding in the previous budget. Despite warnings of deep cuts to services, very few agencies are expecting to see their budgets reduced. Some agencies are expecting significant budget increases.
The Governor’s budget is backed by nearly $2 billion in tax increases and “revenue adjustments.” The Governor’s budget also calls for a 57.6 percent revenue increase in agency “charges for services” and a 36.1 percent revenue increase in agency “licenses and fees.” The following table measures changes in the All Funds budget to account for all revenue increases.

2009-11 Governor’s Recommended Budget
Agency Funding, Comparison to 2007-09 Legislatively Adopted Budget

Percentage Change- All Funds
Education Area +4.6%
Community Colleges -8%
Department of Education +2%
Department of Higher Education +9%
OHSU +1.3%
Student Assistance Commission +47%
Teachers Standards and Practices +18%
Human Resources Area +18%
Blind Commission -3.4%
State Commission on Children and Families -6.4%
Department of Human Services +18%
–DHS: Administrative Services +23%
–DHS: Children, Adults and Families +8%
–DHS: Health Services +31%
–DHS: Seniors and People With Disabilities +1.6%
Long Term Care Ombudsman +19%
Office of Private Health Partnerships +28%
Psychiatric Security Review Board +47%
Public Safety Area +24.7%
Department of Corrections +22%
Criminal Justice Commission +88%
District Attorneys +10%
Department of Justice +10%
Military Department +11%
Oregon Youth Authority +10.5%
Parole and Post Supervision +16.3%
Oregon State Police +83%
Public Safety Standards and Training +4.4%
Economic/Community Development Area -6.1%
Economic and Community Development -4.5%
Employment Department +4.3%
Housing and Community Services -11%
Veterans Affairs -17%
Natural Resources Area +4.4%
Department of Agriculture +1.6
Columbia River Gorge Commission +16%
Department of Energy +15%
Environmental Quality +16%
Fish and Wildlife +3.6%
Department of Forestry +4.3%
Geology and Mineral Industries +11.5%
Land Conservation and Development -0.9%
Land Use Board of Appeals +13.7%
Department of State Lands -31%
Marine Board -2.7%
Parks and Recreation Department -4.2%
Water Resources Department +4.2%
Watershed Enhancement Board -5.7%
Transportation Area +23.3
Department of Aviation -50%
Department of Transportation +23.7
Consumer and Business Services Area +21.9%
Board of Accountancy -8.6%
Board of Chiropractic Examiners +17%
Board of Clinical Social Workers +48%
Construction Contractors Board +15.5
Dept. of Consumer and Business Services +28%
Health Related Licensing Boards +23%
Bureau of Labor and Industries +7.5%
Board of Prof. Counselors and Therapists +43%
Board of Nursing +24.5%
Oregon Board of Dentistry +21.3%
Oregon Health Licensing Agency +11.9%
Oregon Medical Board +15.4%
Board of Pharmacy +17.3%
Board of Psychologist Examiners +21.7%
Public Utility Commission -3.2%
Real Estate Agency +11%
Board of Tax Practitioners -1.2%
Administration Area +21.8%
Dept. of Administrative Services +133%
Employment Relations Board +12.8%
Governor’s Office +10.5%
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office +18.5%
Oregon Government Ethics Commission +74.6%
Oregon Liquor Control Commission +15%
PERS +2.9%
Racing Commission +8%
Department of Revenue +9.5%
Secretary of State +0.6%
State Library +6.2%
Oregon State Treasury +21.3%
Legislative Branch Area -33.4%
Legislative Administration -57%
Legislative Assembly -9.2%
Legislative Counsel +7.6%
Legislative Fiscal Office +7.4%
Legislative Revenue Office +13.4%
Judicial Branch Area +9.5%
Judicial Department +13.6%
Judicial Fitness and Disability +5.2%
Public Defense Services Commission +2.4%
Miscellaneous ———
Emergency Board -82%