Protect Oregon Taxpayers
As you are aware Oregon’s Constitution has longstanding provisions intended to protect taxpayers. The commonly referred to “kicker” is set to “kick” this year and will be the largest in state history, to the tune of $5.6 billion.
I am writing you today to ask that you protect taxpayers and commit to opposing any measure that would redirect those surplus funds into further government spending. Taxpayers deserve their portion of these funds and should not be on the hook for expenditures being made in extraordinary circumstances that create fiscal liabilities for generations to come.
In summary, please oppose more reckless spending and continue to return the “kicker” to taxpayers.
Thank you for your service to the State of Oregon.