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One effect of having a two year budget cycle in Oregon is that we have to plan and project for a longer period, unlike California which has year by year budgets. So that's one stability inducing advantage Oregon has.
It would take an entire tax overhaul to plan for more economically efficient and more stable tax revenues i.e. switching from income based tax to consumption tax. This will not happen in Oregon because politicians want both! Oregonians eschew sales taxes no matter how rational.
State governments are no different than the rest of us; their people put their pants on one leg at a time. They need to budget and cut back on expenditures just like the rest of us.
posted 3 years, 10 months ago
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