Ore. budget hole cuts 20 trooper jobs
EDWARD WALSH, The Oregonian
The $172 million shortfall at the Department of Human Services is threatening to affect other state agencies, beginning with the Oregon State Police, which will not get money for 20 trooper positions from the Legislature's Emergency Board later this month.
Citing uncertainty about how to resolve the human services funding gap, Gov. Ted Kulongoski decided not to forward the state police request to the board for its Jan. 19-20 meeting in Salem.
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