Leaders, fund the needs of Oregonians first

Letter date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017
Letter publisher: 
Statesman Journal
Letter author: 
Jerry Marr
Letter body: 

Our state legislators are trying to find ways to fill a $1.7 billion deficit.

Our roads are going to pot, our schools are seriously underfunded and there are a lot more worthy expenses that need funding. Now our state’s leadership wants us to become a sanctuary state and lose our federal funding.

Breaking the law is just that: breaking the law.

Let’s get our own financial budgets in order first, then consider other needs. I wouldn’t go borrow money to help someone intentionally breaking the law and let my own family go without food or rent.

Let’s get real. Leaders, do the job the people voted you into office for. Please fund the needs of the citizens of the state of Oregon first.