State Government spent $48.386 billion in the 07-09 budget cycle.
Governor Kulongoski’s budget calls for $54 billion in spending in the next budget cycle. Democrats now say they have to make $4 billion in cuts from the Governor’s budget, meaning they will spend $50 billion this cycle. That is still more than a $1.5 billion spending increase.
Government doesn’t need to be increasing spending while Oregon families and businesses are having to cut from their budgets. Government can pay for the priorities that matter most to Oregonians without raising taxes. Click here to see how the Back to Basics Budget provides a no-cuts budget for Oregon schools and other key service areas without tax increases.