BUDGETPOCALYPSE: c.r.e.a.o. (cash rules everything around oregon)

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So we here at the Bus are celebrating Wu-Tang Week. It’s kind of a big deal:

Here I am here I am, the Method Man
Patty cake patty cake hey the method man
Don’t eat Skippy, Jif or Peter Pan
Peanut butter, Cause I’m not butter
In fact I snap back like a rubber
band, I be Sam Sam I am
And I don’t eat green eggs and ham
Style will hit ya, wham!

Still, even with our jams from Shaolin Land (killa bees!) and the planning for the crazy-awesome-event-called-Olympia-in-a-Can-that-is-happening-tonight-that-you’re-going-to-be-at-amiright? we’re still on the watch for any and all stories that might help avert the coming BUDGETPOCALYPSE.

To wit: today brings word from across the mighty Columbia of the results of a special election held in Oregon to raise taxes. The election featured two referendums: Ref. 66, which raises the income tax on Oregonians earning $250,000+/year, passed by 54%. Ref. 67, which raises corporate taxes, passed by 53%. This is great news for Oregon, which has endured brutal cuts in minor things like education. The increase was pitched as a way to deal with those cuts and others… good work, Oregon, for balancing those cuts with

be there

some revenue. A balanced approach like the voters of Oregon endorsed is critical for maintaining vital services.

we ❤ taxes?

Which is why YOU! should come to Olympia in a Can tonight from 6-8pm at the Grey Gallery on Capitol Hill in Seattle. It might not seem obvious why, but bear with me: we’re going to be talking to legislators involved with the committees on the Budget and Higher Education, and we need to know what revenue increases and service decreases may be coming. Tonight’s your chance to ask, and a question about Oregon wouldn’t be a bad place to start.

Cause remember: you gotta protect ya neck.


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