Governor Kate Brown and some lawmakers say the State of Oregon is facing a $1.7 billion budget shortfall in the 2017-19 biennium. Yet, this shortfall is in the face of all-time high tax money coming in to state government.
Research published by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds that Oregon has seen the some of the fastest growth in tax revenues since the end of the Great Recession.
Pew’s comparison of each state’s tax receipts show that since 2010, Oregon had the third largest recovery among the states. On average, states have seen tax revenues grow by 21 percent. At 41 percent growth, Oregon’s tax revenues grew at nearly double the state average.
Oregon's Democratics don't have a revenue problem - they have a spending problem. And since they refuse to get that under control, they certainly don't need more money to blow. They're like gambling addicts, so they won't stop until they hit rock bottom. My suggestion: don't keep enabling them.