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Portland Starts Budgeting In Uncertain Time

(Portland, OR)  --  This is the time of year that cities across Oregon start creating a budget that will start in July.  However, the coronavirus's effect on the economy makes it extremely difficult to plan.  Portland's Budget Director Jessica Kinard says they're developing a budget with 75-million dollars in cuts.  Kinard says when restrictions start to be lifted, the economy will begin to improve.  The City of Portland is losing revenue from the gas tax, community centers that are closed, the business tax and the lodging tax, among other sources of revenue.

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