Liberal Groups Pushing For Government Efficiency Ideas

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th February NewsAARPOregon Students Associationpublic employee unions
Several liberal organizations want Oregon to do a better job collecting taxes, and they're calling on the Legislature to beef up enforcement. The recommendation was one of several in a report on government efficiency released Tuesday by public-employee unions, the AARP, the Oregon Student Association and a number of other groups. They want to free up more money for their priorities, including schools, health care and long-term care for seniors. The organizations say the state is letting people off the hook for not paying their tax bills. They also recommend cutting funding for supplies and contract services in state agencies, and cutting deeper into middle management. Two years ago, lawmakers told many state agencies to aim for a worker-to-manager ratio of 11-1.

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