budgets

Wildfires and Forest Management

State Government Adapts As Wildfires Take Their Toll (NW News Network, 9/12/17)

Oregon Department of Forestry: actions needed to address strain on workforce and programs from wildfires [PDF] (2016) Oregon Audits Division, Oregon Department of Forestry

State of fire: fire in Oregon’s forests : achieving resiliency in altered landscapes [PDF] (2014) Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Forest fire risk and restoration: managing forests to create more fire-resilient ecosystems [PDF] (2004) Oregon Forest Resources Institute

May revenue forecast

Forecast: Oregonians likely to get kicker, next state budget not as tight (Oregonian, 5/16/2017)

State economists: Oregon’s kicker likely to total $408 million; average income taxpayer can expect $210 credit (Register Guard, 5/17/2017)

Extra revenue could activate kicker (My Columbia Basin, 5/17/2017)

Oregon Economic Forecast Includes Marijuana Projections For The First Time (OPB, 5/16/2017)

Oregon budget: Taxpayers could get a kicker (Bend Bulletin, 5/16/2017)

Oregon’s Kicker Is Projected To Kick (OPB, 5/16/2017)

Oregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services

State government cost-cutting

Oregon budget writers unveil PERS reforms, other cutbacks (Oregonian, 4/22/2017)

Oregon legislative leaders brainstorm ways to save money (Statesman Journal, 4/21/2017)

Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending (OPB, 4/21/2017)

Lawmakers propose cost containment measures (East Oregonian, 4/21/2017)

Oregon lawmakers’ cost-cutting ideas target government employee pay, benefits (Register Guard, 4/22/2017)

Actions to curb future budget growth (2017) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Ways and Means Committee

March Economic and Revenue Forescast

Oregon revenue forecast: State to bring in $200 million more than expected (Oregonian, 2/22/2017)

State economy doing better than expected (Mail Tribune, 2/22/2017)

Forecast: Oregon tax revenues up, but not enough to close budget gap (Statesman Journal, 2/22/2017)

Oregon Revenues Up $200M, But Questions Remain About How To Fill Budget Gap (OPB, 2/22/2017)

forecastOregon economic and revenue forecast (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services