Voices from the Edge on 10/14/10
Ballot measures and bucks: a look at the scramble for tax dollars
New emergency response systems for the fire bureau. Funding for the historical society. Additional revenue to cover mandatory sentences for sex offenders. Bonds for improving transit service and access for the elderly and disabled. This November voters face an array of ballot measures at the state and local level seeking new money or redirection of existing funds for critical and not-so-critical public services. With Oregon's economy still reeling, which of these measures deserve our vote?
This week, Jo Ann and Dave will look at the ballot measures carrying a financial impact and what voters will be getting for their "yes" vote. Also this week, Common Cause Oregon's Janice Thompson will update listeners on why its important to renew Portland's voter-owned election law.
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