Possible PERS solutions deemed likely constitutional

Sen. Betsy Johnson and Sen. Tim Knopp Salem, Ore. – Oregon’s Legislative Counsel has released a legal opinion on the constitutionality of possible Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) reforms. Of the reforms analyzed, seven were deemed likely constitutional. Senator Betsy … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Oregon Senate, Oregon Supreme Court, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System | 4 Comments

Free Speech and Liberal Repression

One of the pillars of freedom is free speech. Without it a democracy becomes an oligarchy (rule by the elite) and from there devolves to a kakistocracy (rule by the least competent). Free speech only exists when the public has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, First Amendment, Free Speech, Global Warming, Government Abuse, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Obamacare, Oregon Supreme Court, President Obama, Progressivism, Transparency | 39 Comments

Should English be official language of Oregon?

by Rep. Mike Nearman The idea seems pretty clear to me. I don’t want to cause any trouble. I just want to put the question to the voters, “Do you want English to be the official language of the State … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:28 | Posted in Initiative & Referendum, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Supreme Court | 148 Comments

PERS decision will cost Oregon more than $1 billion

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Cost of Oregon Supreme Court reversal of 2013 PERS reforms will be well more than $1 billion – “Not a single one of those dollars will go towards hiring teachers, police officers, librarians, paving roads or … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:15 | Posted in Oregon Supreme Court, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System | 22 Comments

Supreme Court PERS ruling: Sen. Tim Knopp calls for immediate action

Sen. Tim Knopp Salem, OR – Yesterday, the Oregon Supreme Court announced their decision to overturn major PERS reforms from the 2013 Grand Bargain that would have saved the state close to $5 billion in unfunded liability. “[Thursday] we lost … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:47 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, Oregon Supreme Court, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System | 5 Comments

GOP leadership on Oregon Supreme Court PERS ruling

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) and Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) issued the following joint statement regarding today’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the PERS reforms passed by the … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:14 | Posted in Oregon Supreme Court, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System | 8 Comments

The Oregon Supreme Court Simply Makes It Up

[Mr. Huss is traveling this week.¬† We have resurrected one of his¬†favorite columns that first appeared in the Medford Mail Tribune in October 0f 2005] The Supreme Court of Oregon has just released its newest opinion on “free speech.” It … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bill of Rights, First Amendment, Liberalism, Oregon Supreme Court | 215 Comments

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