Jefferson Smith: Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."

PolitiFact Oregon:

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Does Oregon spend more on tax breaks than on public safety, health care and education combined?

Jefferson Smith has his sights set on the Portland’s mayor’s office, but state issues seem to pop up in his campaign. Little wonder, given that he’s represented Portland in the Oregon House since 2009. One fact he’s taken to repeating -- first during a Rotary Club meeting and mostly recently during a candidates’ forum hosted by Family Forward Oregon and Mother PAC -- is that "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined." Tax expenditures is government-speak for what most ... >> More

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