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Ways and Means Committee to appear at Jefferson High
Photos and Story by James Hill
The Jefferson High School Cafeteria (5210 N. Kerby), next to the Cascade Campus, will be the site for the State Budget Informational Hearing of the Joint Ways and Means Committee. The hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5.
The meeting is designed for state legislators to hear testimony from the public. There will be the opportunity to sign up to testify for anyone who attends. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to attend and show their support.
On March 22, the co-chairs of the Ways and Means Committee released a new budget for the 2007-09 biennium which cuts funding for Oregon’s community colleges well below the level that had been recommended by Gov. Ted Kulongoski. The community college requested funding level is $529 million for the biennium. Gov. Kulongoski’s budget was $483 million, and the co-chairs have cut that to $458 million, $71 million below what the colleges need to build enrollment and restore educational programs.