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Cutting corners on prison budget to find more money for K-12 education

Democrats in State Legislature trying to water down Measure 11 prison sentences to save money for schools

Democrats in State Legislature trying to water down Measure 11 prison sentences to save money for schools

Early on, state legislative leaders and Governor Kitzhaber were listing areas of the state budget that could be cut in order to pump more money into K-12 education. One of them was prison reform, where the idea is to reduce the list of crimes that come with non-reduceable prison sentences.

This week, Democrats in both houses will try to round up enough bi-partisan votes to take three crimes off the voter-approved Measure 11 list: first degree sexual abuse, second degree robbery and second degree assault. But as you’ll read in this article in the Oregonian, it may be a hill too tall to climb for the Democrats. Click here.

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