State Representative Gene Whisnant Announces
Ways and Means Joint Committee hearings in Bend
Budget writers will listen to public inputs
April 18, 2013- The Oregon Legislature Ways and Means Joint Committee will hold a public meeting in Bend on Friday, April 19 from 4:30-6 PM at the William Healy Armory, 875 SW Simpson Avenue in Bend.
The hearing provides the public an opportunity to present your opinion on the financial decisions the budget writers face. The main budget issues include PERS reforms, tax increases, and the elimination of tax credits and tax deductions for mortgages and charities. The key legislation being considered includes HB 2001, HB 2456, and SB 822.
Rep. Whisnant commented, "I have attended these hearings in past sessions and believe they provide citizens a great opportunity to make your concerns and positions heard by the Oregon budget writers."
For more information, contact Rep. Whisnant's office at (503) 986-1453.