Oregon college students need YOUR help. Legislators passed a new $1 billion a year tax to boost funding for K-12 schools, but unless they also act soon to raise state funding for community colleges and universities too, rising tuition will force more students to choose between crippling debt – or abandoning their education.
Please take a minute now to tell your legislators that you support more investment in community colleges and public universities. It’s a good investment for all Oregonians.
Economic growth or higher taxes won’t fix the state’s long-term budget deficits unless lawmakers first get major overhead costs under control and demand accountability.
It’s important that we continue to have a serious conversation about controlling runaway state spending.
Our legislators must learn to live within their budget — just like we do. The state’s current shortfall stems from rapidly rising government spending, not a lack of revenue.
Once our lawmakers bring government costs under control, we can invest our tax dollars on things that matter most. Growing the economy? Check. Better results for our children? Check.