What we heard others say about the budget
It's the most wonderful time of the year...when the public gets to see what the governor wants to spend money on. And then we settle in to watch as the legislature fights about it.
Here are some quips, some more acerbic than others, from the brouhaha that surrounds the release of the governor's budget. Republicans, who appointed a new leader in the House this week, seem especially miffed — they'll be squarely in the minority come January.
"Is there room for more litigation? That's not a great question to ask a lawyer." — Gov. Kate Brown, an attorney, when asked if the $2 million in her budget for litigation against the Trump administration would pay for the state's existing lawsuits against Trump
"We have a longstanding saying regarding the budget that the Governor proposes and the Legislature disposes. Oregonians should be worried that this year, the Governor proposes and the Legislature imposes massive tax increases on them." — Rep. Carl Wilson, R-Grants Pass, the new House Minority Leader
"Kate's Offensive October Lies have been replaced by her Nasty November Surprise." — Bill Currier, chairman of the Oregon Republican Party (capitalization Currier's)