[Libs-Or] Fwd: Governor Kulongoski Introduces Budget Reforms for
scheppke_jim_b at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Thu Oct 7 16:44:41 PDT 2004
Governor Kulongoski launched a new budget initiative today he calls the
"Oregon Principles Budget." You can use the link in the press release
below to go to the Governor's website and read more about it. If you
go to the Education Principle and download the spreadsheet there, you
will see that the Ready to Read Grant Program and Talking Book and
Braille Services are among the education programs listed. The Governor
is asking for comments, and there is a link on the website that makes
it easy to submit comments. --> Jim
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> From: MCCOID Collier * DAS DO <Collier.Mccoid at state.or.us>
> Date: Thu Oct 7, 2004 1:13:05 PM US/Pacific
> To: EXEC Net List <EXECNet at das.state.or.us>
> Subject: Governor Kulongoski Introduces Budget Reforms for Oregon
> Theodore R. Kulongoski
> Governor <<...OLE_Obj...>>
> NEWS RELEASE______________
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
> October 7, 2004
> Media Contact:
> Marian Hammond, 503-378-6169
> Anna Richter Taylor, 503-378-6496
> Governor Kulongoski Introduces Budget Reforms for Oregon
> New budget process includes public website, principles-based budget
> (Salem, Ore.) - Today Governor Ted Kulongoski outlined the "Oregon
> Principles" budget process he is using to develop his recommended
> budget for the 2005-2007 biennium. The governor's budget process
> focuses on making targeted investments to deliver the strongest return
> on taxpayer dollars around a set of six core principles for a
> prosperous Oregon.
> The governor also announced that - for the first time in Oregon's
> history - profiles of all of the programs and services seeking funding
> have been posted to his website so the public can see the information
> he is using to build his budget.
> "This process isn't just about the 2005-2007 budget - it is part of a
> bigger effort to ensure government is investing wisely and efficiently
> to deliver the best value for taxpayer dollars," said Governor
> Kulongoski. "Since I took office, I have worked to increase
> accountability and efficiency in state government and to build a
> better business climate in Oregon. This budget process is an important
> part of achieving those goals. We need to look forward and develop a
> budget that reflects the values of our state by investing in the
> programs that move us toward a prosperous future for Oregon."
> The governor's six Oregon Principles for Oregon's future are:
> 1. Children's basic educational needs are met and adults have
> opportunities to develop career skills through training and higher
> 2. Oregon's most vulnerable have their basic health, food and
> shelter needs met.
> 3. Oregon has a positive business climate and invests in economic
> development in order to create and retain sustainable businesses and
> family-wage jobs.
> 4. Oregon has a healthy balance between growth, infrastructure
> development and environmental protection.
> 5. Oregonians are safe in their homes, communities and in state
> 6. State government is stable, responsive and accountable to
> Instead of basing his 2005-07 state budget on what government has
> funded in the past, the governor is looking at state government as a
> whole to create a budget based on a vision for Oregon's future. In the
> past, budget requests have been submitted to the governor only by
> agency and have remained organized by agency throughout the proposal
> and adoption process. This time, the governor directed agencies to
> also provide detail on all of their programs and functions and to
> categorize each one according to which Oregon Principle it supports.
> In order to make sure state government recommend spending based on
> good spending practices - providing the best value to the citizens, he
> also asked agencies to list for each program:
> · whether each program is a mandated activity outside of his or
> the legislature's control;
> · how many Oregonians will be served by the program;
> · what the program will accomplish for Oregon citizens; and
> · how programs can be measured to assure they are serving their
> purpose for Oregon.
> In keeping with the governor's commitment to making government more
> accountable and transparent, the governor has posted all of this new
> information to his website (www.governor.state.or.us). The website
> includes information about how the state budget works and a section
> for public feedback on the new budget process and the governor's
> principles, including feedback on clarity, accuracy, and whether the
> principles reflect the priorities of the public.
> "This is the first time this kind of information has been available to
> the public on the Internet. I hope it will help citizens see
> first-hand the complexity of the budget process and the range of
> demand for state dollars during a time of limited resources," said
> Governor Kulongoski. "I also hope that the public will provide
> feedback on what they see as priorities for Oregon's future and how
> they think the budget process can be more user-friendly to better
> serve the citizens of this state."
> The governor will submit his 2005-2007 Recommended Budget to the
> legislature December 1, 2004, as required by state statute.
> - 30 -
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