Despite our best efforts we
received another shock during the May Revenue Forecast. The article
below further describes the situation. I am very concerned about the effects
this will have on our basic programs; schools, public safety, human services,
and the jobs of Oregonians. The good news is that our terrible 2009 is over
and 2010 is looking better.
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revenue forecast was a grim and unexpected reminder of how terrible a year
2009 was. The Great Recession started in 2007 with the near collapse of the
world financial markets. The collapse of housing sales and prices and general
contraction of the economy and loss of jobs made 2009 worse than we had
thought. This year, headlines like "Job prospects improve for new
graduates," "Construction jobs increase," and "Oregon
exports on the rise again, buoyed by tech" were starting to paint a
brighter future. State Economist Tom Potiowsky's forecast put a damper
on our spirits, but we must not lose sight that the future is brighter than
Speaking to students at Kalapuya High School
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