In the latest quid pro quo to union members who only reluctantly backed Kulo the Guv’s second term, the democrats controlling the “E” board voted to give Oregon’s newest employees big raises.
Apparently, there’s no financial constraints if you’re a democrat guv who owes political favors to the democrat controlled unions.
R’s responded today:
“The absolute wrong time to increase the cost of Oregon government is while Oregon families are seeing the cost of food, fuel and housing spiral out of control, with jobs more difficult to find each week,” said Senator Doug Whitsett ( R-Klamath Falls ). “We should be saving and finding ways to cut expenses. If legislative leaders think an economic slowdown is the appropriate time to hand out pay increases, they should find a way to pay for it by cutting waste in existing budgets, not spending down the state’s savings account.”