Once again Oregon leads the way. This time it is in salary growth. Oregon is the 8th worst state in the nation for median income change between 2007 and 2008 with a showing of just 2.1% This, despite one of the highest minimum wages in the country and, according to politicians, a robust economy in all things green (except for forests).
We must pause in our busy work days (wait, over 12% of us are not working) to congratulate our governor and the legislature and civic leaders in Portland for continuing to keep Oregon business friendly and competitive. A showing like this is something to hang your hat on. You know the hat — the one without the cattle. With leadership like this we will soon be able to overtake Florida for the number one worst spot.
Keep up the good work peoples of government.