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Oregon Kicker Refund Passes

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon schools could see more money coming in, after voters passed the corporate kicker refund. It passed with 59 percent of the vote.

But here’s the thing–schools only get money if more than two percent of income tax is taken in, and that hasn’t happened since 2007.

Those who supported this say they are happy it passed, but they hope voters don’t expect to see immediate big changes with this money.

“People may feel, ‘Gosh, I voted for some more money for schools, but the schools don’t seem to be spending it right.’ There is still overcrowded classrooms and they are still cutting classrooms, so I am concerned people will feel disillusioned,” said Joy Marshall, Stand For Children Director.

The money is designated for k through 12 public schools.

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