Senator Edwards says schools in Eugene would have faced $11.6 million in cuts. That’s not a proposal he was willing to approve.
All 14 Senate Republicans also turned down the measure. While Edwards says he agreed with Republicans to not approve this proposal, both sides need to find a new revenue source in the budget to fund education.
“It’s not just about cutting costs, it’s about raising revenue,” said Edwards. “Only a combination, a balanced approach, both sides cutting costs and raising revenue is going to resolve the funding the problems facing our schools.”
Edwards’ optimistic the two sides can come together to make a deal.