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Legislators Announce Budget-Focused Town Hall Meetings across Oregon

(SALEM) – The Oregon Legislative Assembly’s budget-writing Joint Ways and Means Committee will hold a series of public hearings in seven cities across the state beginning February 10.

The town hall events will create opportunities for Oregonians to provide input into the 2017-19 biennial state budget, according to Representative Nancy Nathanson (D-Eugene) and Senator Richard Devlin (D-Tualatin), the co-chairs of the committee.

On January 19, the co-chairs released an “Existing Resources Framework,” recognizing that existing revenues fall $1.8 billion short of the funding necessary to continue state services at current levels. The entire budget framework and accompanying narrative are available here: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/lfo/Documents/2017%20Co-Chair%20Document.pdf.

The full schedule for the town hall tour is listed below.

Friday, February 10 — Salem     

5 to 7 p.m.

Hearing Room F

Oregon State Capitol

900 Court Street NE, Salem

 

Saturday, February 11 — Portland       

Noon to 2 p.m.

Main Mall, Amo DeBernardis CC Building

PCC, Sylvania campus

12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland

 

Friday, February 17 — Hermiston    

5 to 7 p.m.

Main Commons

Hermiston High School

600 S 1st St, Hermiston

 

Saturday, February 18 — Madras

1 to 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Center

Madras High School

390 SE 10th St, Madras

 

Friday, February 24 — Ashland

5 to 7 p.m.

Rogue River Room

Southern Oregon University

1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland

 

Saturday, February 25 — Eugene  

1 to 3 p.m.

Rooms 308-309 Building 17 (The Forum)

Lane Community College

4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene

 

Friday, March 3 — Tillamook           

6 to 8 p.m.

Officer’s Mess

Port of Tillamook Bay

6825 Officers Row, Tillamook