Two former Oregon governors, one a Democrat and one a Republican, joined together Monday to support a temporary tax increase that voters will consider this February.
Former Govs. John Kitzhaber, a Democrat, and Vic Atiyeh, a Republican, said that social services, health care and education will suffer if the increase, known as Measure 30, is defeated.
Measure 30 is the $800 million revenue package designed to balance the state budget and avoid further cuts to education, human services and public safety. It will go to voters on Feb. 3.