Two former Oregon governors Monday joined to support a temporary tax increase that voters will consider in February.
Former Govs. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, and Vic Atiyeh, a Republican, said social services, health care and education will suffer if Measure 30 is defeated.
Measure 30, on the Feb. 3 ballot, would raise $800 million to balance the state budget. Lawmakers outlined cuts in K-12 education, human services and public safety if the measure fails.