SALEM, Ore.–

Revenue for the State of Oregon comes up lower than the government forecasted, and some critics see a trend.

“The state released it’s latest look into it’s crystal revenue forecast ball and once again the amount of money coming into the state or Oregon will be lower than predicted,” according to the Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation.

“It seems this is about all we have come to expect over the last few years as forecast after forecast has been wrong.”

The Foundation urged voters to watch the figures because, they argue, lowballing the forecast is a way employed to cover wasteful spending.

The Governor, however, told state agencies last week that the cuts come as the result of Oregon’s struggling economy.

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