The state of Oregon has been facing a budget crisis for years, and the upcoming meeting of the legislature, paired with an election this year, has inspired lawmakers, business people, and Governor Brown to travel around the state presenting their views. The bulk of the state’s funding comes from income taxes, and the state has been doing well while the economy has been on its upward tick. Meanwhile, spending is growing faster than revenue, so there is a projected shortfall of around half a billion dollars in the next budget.

Do you tax more, pay fewer bills, or search for a pot of gold? Either way, good luck to the next Governor!