NYTimes.com Article: A Prescription Plan Hailed as a Model Is a Budget Casualty

geege geege@barrera.org
Wed, 5 Mar 2003 22:07:10 -0800


per capita spending wrt to social services is a meaningless measure without
reference to statutes or analysis of funding:

OVERALL SERVICES
http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena/course/17/17.303j/www/Documents/Evaluation%20Q
ualitative%20Case%20Study.pdf

http://www.farmfoundation.org/1998NPPEC/pratt.pdf

FOSTER CARE
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/72338_foster29.shtml

http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/budget/pdf/HoAABBHIFINALOVERVIEW.pdf

http://www.join-hands.com/victims/kansas_chronister.html

PRISONS
http://www.sentencingproject.org/news/pub1053.pdf

http://www.cfpa.org/issues/privateprisons/index.cfm

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
http://www.samhsa.gov/mc/content/StatePrfls/part4.html

INFRASTRUCTURE
later

PARKS AND RECREATION
later



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> Hit by a harsh recession after a series of tax-cutting
> measures pared the budget to the bone, Oregon, which has no
> statewide sales tax, now lacks enough money for health
> care, schools, prisons and criminal prosecution.

> State Representative
> Jackie Winters, a Republican, said that over the last 20
> years, social services in the state have quadrupled, far in
> excess of population growth.

Revenue in 1990 (mil), 2001 (mil) , % Increase, % adjustment for
inflation and population, Excess revenue over benchmark (mil) , excess /
household.

Oregon $2,786 $5,893 112% 66% $1,280 $945

http://www.cato.org/pubs/briefs/bp80.pdf

Oregon real per capita spending from 1990 - 2001 was up 44.9%

Washington, just next door, increased real per capita spending by 5.8%
in the same time frame.

Therefore, the problem was they were spending too much in the first
place.