Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Marion County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||58,676|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||46,048|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||2,101|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||16,852|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||1,676|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||1,883|
What’s at Stake?
- $30.7 million in K-12 school funding for Marion County’s 58,676 students — on average, $430.67 per student.
- Salem-Keizer: $20,784,898.42
- Gervais SD 1: $620,260
- Silver Falls SD 4J: $1.81 million
- Cascade SD 5: $1.11 million
- Jefferson SD 14J: $497,580
- North Marion SD 15: $987,760
- North Santiam SD 29J: $1.17 million
- St. Paul SD 45: $158,510
- Mt. Angel SD 91: $426,365
- Woodburn SD 103: $3.12 million
- Chemeketa Community College: If the measures fail, CCC could be forced to raise tuition 9%, cap enrollment, reduce days, and eliminate faculty positions as a result of a 5% reduction in Community College State Funding.
- Western Oregon University could lose $1.86 million, resulting in higher tuition, staff and faculty layoffs, and program reductions.
- The Mill Creek and Santiam correctional facilities, and a minimum-security unit at Oregon State Penitentiary, could be shuttered. If closed, along with other proposed facility closures in the state, 1,869 inmates will be released and about 500 jobs will be eliminated.
- Marion County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 16,852 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits