State News

Governor Kate Brown refuses to address the PERS Crisis!

Brown Kicks the Can Down the Road Oregon Catalyst – In the news Thursday, December 8, 2016 SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown threw ice-cold water on the idea of addressing Oregon’s critical pension crisis at the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, which has met since 2002 to facilitate honest and collaborative[…]

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Measure 97 is Not What it Seems

Measure 97 and the Mirage of School Funding … Oregon Catalyst – October 10, 2016 by John Charles, Jr. … Proponents of Measure 97 have consistently claimed that if the measure passes, it will generate an additional $3 billion annually for public education and other social services. Judging from the[…]

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A Disaster: The Public Employees Retirement System

Oregon officials face truth behind state’s soaring public pension costs …‘It’s a little bit like a Ponzi scheme,’ the chair of the Oregon Investment Council says…   The Oregonian/OregonLive – Ted Sickinger – September 26, 2016… PORTLAND — Just how bad is Oregon’s public pension funding crisis? Bad enough that[…]

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No Golden Egg for the State of Oregon

The State of Oregon versus the Individual The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife sent a letter to a home/landowner in Clackamas, Oregon asking for permission to access a creek on their property to document the decline in a certain species of frogs. *****The landowners response in the second letter is EPIC*****[…]

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