Measures 66 and 67: What’s at Stake?
Measures 66 and 67 are necessary to protect nearly $1 billion in funding for critical services that are needed now more than ever.
The measures prevent drastic cuts to education, healthcare, and public safety, which would be felt in every corner of the state.
Here are just some of the examples of what’s at stake for children, seniors, and struggling families across the state:
- Healthcare for thousands of seniors and people with long-term disabilities under the Oregon Health Plan.
- In-home care for 3,000 seniors through Oregon Project Independence, which allows seniors to live in their own homes instead of assisted-living facilities. This is in addition to other deep cuts to in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities.
- $277.6 million in funding for K12 classrooms. The measures will prevent further layoffs, even large class sizes, and reduced programs.
- Funding for correctional facilities. Measures 66 and 67 will prevent the closures of as many as six facilities, protecting 500 jobs and preventing the release of 1,869 inmates.
This site looks at these cuts and more county by county. On the next page, click on a county to see what the impacts are for that community.