In trouble, Josephine County is one of eight counties being looked at by the state for possible forced taxes because they're so broke.
But the idea of several of these bills aren't exactly what they seem.
Lawmakers have been looking at ways to step in and help boost Oregon's struggling counties.
They've been looking at House Bill 3453 which in simple terms would give the governor the authority to declare a financial emergency for each county and levy new taxes.
Residents in Josephine County have failed to pass levy's and increases in taxes, now they'll will vote again on a proposed property tax increase in May that would restore some of the services that have been cut.
The state's interest in seeing broke counties raise taxes is simple: if counties don't pay their way, the state does.
Education is one of the areas most affected.
In Josephine County the state pays the majority per student, a formula legislators say is broken.
The other remaining counties on the state's watch list include Jackson, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Klamath, Lane and Polk counties.