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Free Tuition is Not Free

  Will “Free” Tuition Make College Cost More? …Cascade Policy Institute — Jul 27, 2015  — By Thomas Tullis… On July 17, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 81, the “Oregon Promise” legislation that allocates $10 million to a “free” community college tuition program for Oregon students. With college tuition[…]

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Your Health Insurance Cost is Going Up

Oregon dumps cold water on low Obamacare rates …The Oregonian – June 22, 2015… They wanted their Obamacare prices to be low but the state said “no.” The state of Oregon reportedly has ordered a number of insurers to raise proposed Obamacare premiums for 2016 after some of those companies[…]

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Common Core & $140 Million?

  Feds warn Oregon not to let students easily skip Common Core …Statesman Journal – June 9, 2015… PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon schools stand to lose $140 million a year or more in federal funding if state lawmakers vote to enable parents to opt out of standardized testing more[…]

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High-ranking state official leaked thousands of John Kitzhaber’s personal emails …The Oregonian / Oregonlive – May 28, 2015… One of the remaining questions from the controversy surrounding John Kitzhaber was answered Wednesday when a high-ranking state official admitted leaking thousands of the former governor’s personal emails. Michael Rodgers, interim administrator of[…]

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