Given a choice between cutting school and state services on the one hand, and raising taxes on the rich on the other, Oregon voters chose the other. Apparently they haven't been snookered into believing that $250,000 a year is a middle-class income.
I don't know the specifics of the tax plan yet; I imagine it most likely doesn't go as far as it should. And we can argue about the merits of state services and public schooling, of course. But in broad outlines this is awesome news.