Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Grant County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||1,032|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||705|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||66|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||394|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||15|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||36|
What’s at Stake?
- $706,950.17 in K-12 school funding for Grant County’s 1,032 students.
- John Day SD 3: $414,640 ($440.04 per student)
- Prairie City SD 4: $121,270 ($433.44 per student)
- Monument SD 8: $59,690 ($429.08 per student)
- Dayville SD 16J: $56,375 ($428.55 per student)
- Long Creek SD 17: $52,975 ($421.94 per student)
- Blue Mountain Community College: If the measures fail, BMCC could be forced to raise tuition 9%, cap enrollment, suspend programs, and eliminate faculty positions as a result of a 5% reduction in Community College State Funding.
- Grant County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 394 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits