Statements from Oregon
Says "in this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone."
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
"Even hunters are restricted from using large capacity magazines: there is a five cartridge limit for large game hunting, and three for bird hunting."
Says that in 2011, Oregon had "the second fastest growing economy in the nation."
Says the state is required "pick up 70 percent of the cost" of K-12 education.
"If Buehler were elected, our vote-by-mail system would be at risk."
Says she is a registered nurse.
Says Measures 82 and 83 authorize just one more casino.
Says "One of the state’s largest governments made charging this tax one of their top priorities just this year."
"Their New York casino deal was called ‘rigged’ and ‘corrupt.’"
The reason 29 states no longer have a death tax "is that the tax damaged their economic competitiveness."
"We just don't want to get to be like Louisiana, where you have drive-up daiquiri shops."
"This would be the largest casino in the United States."
Art Robinson says "Social Security should be ended through attrition."
"This ban will only apply to Oregon commercial fishermen. Washington commercial fishermen would still be allowed to use gillnets on the Columbia River."
Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."
Unemployment among Oregon high school graduates aged 18 to 20 increased more than 200 percent from 2008 to 2011, while the U.S. average increased only 30 percent.
"Oregon schools receive millions of dollars per year in federal school lunch assistance and yet they are required to spend that money almost anywhere but Oregon."
"Did you know Wisconsin's AFSCME union has lost 50%+ of its members since no longer requiring membership?"
Says "Oregon is one of only three states that allow the use of gillnets on inland waters."
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