The Ways and Means Committee Co-Chairs released their non-binding 2019 budget blueprint today. It continues to fund Measure 98 at the current rate, which is only half of the amount that was intended for the law.
Luckily for students, we’re at the beginning of this process, not the end. This framework is the start of a conversation that Stand and our supporters across Oregon are eager to have, because it’s beyond time that students and the needs of the next generation rise above the politics of today.
Measure 98’s impact is directly tied to our willingness to fund it. Our students can’t afford for lawmakers to continue underfunding their future.
In the coming months, we’re excited to work with each and every lawmaker to make sure 2019 is the year we fully fund Measure 98, and turn the page on stagnant graduation rates and unacceptable education outcomes.