Impact of Measure 66 and Measure 67 on Wasco County
By the Numbers
|Children in public schools:||3,470|
|People on the Oregon Health Plan:||3,275|
|Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes):||251|
|People who received an initial unemployment check in 2009:||1,094|
|Released criminal offenders under supervision:||78|
|Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers):||138|
What’s at Stake?
- $1.9 million in K-12 school funding for Wasco County’s 3,470 students – on average, $438.50 per student.
- South Wasco County SD1: $173,640
- North Wasco SD 21: $1.56 million
- Dufur SD 29: $195,820
- Columbia Gorge Community College: If the measures fail, CGCC could be forced to raise tuition 9%, capping enrollment, suspending programs, and eliminating faculty positions as a result of a 5% reduction in Community College State Funding.
- Wasco County Courts, which could close one day a week
- A tax break for 1,094 unemployed people, who will receive a tax refund on the first $2,400 they received in unemployment benefits