Statements from Oregon
"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."
"We’ve dedicated more money from (Washington County’s) transportation budget to bike and ped projects under my watch than at any time in the history of Washington County."
"In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible."
Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"
Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years."
Gun "marketplaces" on Facebook mean "ANYONE can broker a deal on a gun online, meet the seller in a parking lot somewhere, and walk away with a weapon."
"Oregon and the federal government now have more than one million acres of burnt land and millions of trees are being left to rot."
"In Oregon, women earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar that men earn for doing the same job. That’s just wrong."
Kip Kinkel and Clackamas Town Center shootings "both where citizen with gun stopped the crime"
Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law."
Monica Wehby and Jason Conger are "causing devastating consequences" for nearly 23,000 Oregonians looking for work.
"We have the lowest beer tax in the nation."
"And we’ve constantly been the lowest unemployed county in the state."
Oregon Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, has "never held a job nor run a business"
"Oregon is spending $10 million advertising Obamacare with ads that don’t even mention the program and how to enroll in it" and that don’t "mention the word ‘insurance.’"
"We don’t show people playing these games. We don’t show them winning playing the video lottery games."
"The middle class can be defined to include those with income between roughly $20,000 and $60,000."
"For the cost of $5 vanilla soy latte a day, you can get a sweet health insurance plan to match."
"American voters remain steadfast in their support for immigration reform with a path to citizenship, with more than 70 percent who want to see reform passed this year."
There were "$2 billion in earmarks in fiscal year 2012."
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