Strategic Pillar IV: Balanced Voice

Judicial Branch Funding

OBA believes a vital court system is essential to a well-functioning economy. We will work to ensure the judicial branch is adequately funded. OBA supports full funding of courts in the 2015-17 budget.

Public Safety Reform

OBA is a longtime member of the Oregon Coalition for Safety and Savings (OCSS), a broad-based group that supports smart public safety reform. Recent prison forecasts have shown that House Bill 3194 has been largely effective in producing this desired result, for now. The state must continue to invest in counties to develop programs that prevent crime and unnecessary use of expensive prison space. OBA supports an investment of $66 million for the 2015-17 biennium to allocate to counties for HB 3194 implementation.