Measure allocating money for vocational training in limbo
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Last November, Oregonians agreed the state's low high school graduation rate was unacceptable and possible solutions being offered by a measure that required money be set aside for vocational training were worth a try.
Yet, five months later, the fate of Measure 98 remains in limbo at the Oregon Legislature. Measure 98 said whenever good times in the economy generate an extra $1.5 billion-plus in biannual tax revenue, lawmakers must preserve a $300 million-chunk for mandated spending on career-technical education, dropout prevention and college-credit opportunities.
Tuesday is the deadline for all bills at the Oregon Legislature to advance past the first stage or fail, and two drastically different Measure 98 proposals are up for vote beforehand. One proposal would make minor tweaks, while another would fundamentally alter the measure and its funding.
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