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Updates from Senator Tim Knopp.

Tim Knopp

K-12 Funding on Monday

On Monday we will see a $7.255 billion K-12 budget on the Senate floor. This budget will mean $3 million in cuts for the Bend-LaPine School District and at least $1.5 million shortfall for the Redmond School District.

Please contact me with your thoughts on the $7.235 billion education budget:

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I was joined on the Senate Floor last week by my older brother Steve.


Protecting our children


This last Thursday I had the opportunity to testify in front of the Senate Committee on Education in favor of Erin's Law (SB 856). Erin's Law would establish instructional prevention programs in public schools to educate our kids about how to identify child sexual abuse. It has been adopted by several states already and I would like to see Oregon also implement programs that help protect our kids.

Here I am with 4th grade students from Morning Star Christian School.


By the numbers...

I appreciate representatives of the Bend Chamber making their way over to Salem to meet with me. 

Here are the top 5 issues constituents from around the state are contacting me about:


  1. 2nd Amendment  (SB 941): 1988
  2. Mandatory Vaccination (SB 442 -2): 977 Emails
  3. Lowering Compulsory School Age (SB 321): 305 Emails
  4. Low Carbon Fuels (SB 324): 259 Emails
  5. K-12 Funding: 160 Emails

Thanks to Bud Fincham for stopping by.

Best Regards,


Senator Tim Knopp 
Senate District 27

email: I phone: 503-986-1727
address: 900 Court St NE, S-309, Salem, OR, 97301