Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Kitz-O-Meter

Veto any tax increases to balance 2011-2013 budget

Will veto tax increases if Legislature seeks them to balance 2011-2013 budget


Sources:

Oregonian Q&A

Subjects: State Budget, Taxes

Updates

No taxes were used to balance the 2011-13 budget

In February 2011, Kitzhaber delivered a state budget proposal for 2011-13 that relied on no new taxes and Republican and Democratic lawmakers in charge made sure it stayed that way. The governor did not need to make good on his promise to veto any tax increases.

The 2013-15 budget includes $275 million in tax increases, but he didn't make the same promise for this budget period.  We call this a Promise Kept.

Sources:

Promote Oregon Leadership PAC, "2011-13 Budget By the Numbers," Sept. 11, 2013

Email from Tim Raphael, Sept. 4, 2013