Today's News: March 21, 2011
Headlines today show the local impacts of budget cuts - as educators, police troopers and other critical services suffer. The Statesman Journal takes an heart-wrenching in-depth look at five small elementary schools in the Salem-Keizer area and strapped counties look to Salem.
It's a simple fact: Oregon's wealthiest households will pay a lower state tax rate next year than they did this year. The top rate, in fact, will drop by 10%. Chuck Sheketoff questions the wisdom of cutting taxes ($134 million worth) for the wealthiest while we're slashing jobs and school services in an attempt to save money.