Dem Legislature underfunded K-12 by an additional $29M

Oregon Senate Republicans Bipartisan Committee Says Majority Democrats Left Education $1.8 Billion Short Salem, Ore. – On Thursday, the Joint Special Committee on Public Education Appropriation revised an earlier assessment of K-12 education funding, approving a report stating Oregon schools … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, PERS, State Budget | 5 Comments

Dark underbelly of Oregon revenue forecast

by Dan Lucas On Wednesday the State of Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis released the final quarterly Oregon Economic and Revenue Forecast for 2015. The opening paragraphs of the executive summary of the forecast contain these hopeful signs: “Full employment … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate GOP Leader Ted Ferrioli on Revenue Forecast

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement following a December revenue forecast predicting a slight short term increase in revenues while alerting Oregon to a sputtering economy and struggling … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:36 | Posted in Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments

Oregon House GOP Leader Mike McLane on Revenue Forecast

Oregon House Republican Office Salem, OR – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement yesterday regarding the December 2015 Oregon Revenue Forecast: “We should approach today’s revenue forecast with a sense of cautious optimism. While our … Continue reading

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2017 PERS rate increases: Growing cost to Oregon schools

Sen. Tim Knopp PERS rates projected to almost double in next 9 years Salem, Ore. – Last week, Senator Tim Knopp (R-Bend) responded to the adoption of 2017 Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) advisory rates estimated to cost school districts … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in Education, Oregon Senate, PERS, Public Employees Retirement System, State Budget | 26 Comments

Assaulting “Corporate Profits” Will Hit Average Oregonians

By Steve Buckstein A union-backed group is planning to put an initiative on Oregon’s 2016 General Election ballot that would result in the largest tax increase in Oregon history. Designed to tax sales of large corporations doing business in Oregon, … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate Republican Leader: Preventing firearm tragedies

Sen. Ted Ferrioli Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) responded to questions regarding the steps Oregon has taken to prevent firearm tragedies following the tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College last week. “As all of Oregon … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, Gun Control, Oregon Government, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments

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