They defunded crime victims! (program gutted)

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

The Legislature doled out billions more this budget cycle but seemed to leave out crime victims.

The Legislature did not renew funding for the non-profit that helps counsels crime victims called the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center.  The previous Legislature funded them by $1.27 million, nearly half of their budget (43%).

The government unions got $400 million in raises.

A rodeo got $1.9 million.

A Bend bicycle overpass got five million.

Various private pubs, music halls, festivals and art places got nearly $5 million.

Crime victims in this program received zero.

This shows you what politicians value.

More on the spending blow-out here.

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