Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Morrow County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||2,412|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||1,419|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||61|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||517|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||25|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||33|
What’s at Stake?
- $1.37 million in K-12 school funding for Morrow County’s 2,412 students
- Morrow SD 1: $1.24 million ($431.03 per student)
- Ione SD: $129,525 ($435.44 per student)
- Blue Mountain Community College: If the measures fail, BMCC 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.
- Morrow County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 517 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits