Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Hood River County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||3,973|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||2,507|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||103|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||1,364|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||41|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||236|
What’s at Stake?
- $2.16 million in K-12 school funding for Hood River County’s 3,973 students ($437.01 per student).
- Columbia Gorge Community College: If the measures fail, CGCC 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.
- Hood River County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 1,346 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits