Statements from Oregon
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
Says that in 2007, "Oregon ranked 25th -- or 7th from the bottom -- in percentage of children with untreated decay compared to 32 other states with similar data."
Says "Every legislative district in the state has at least one craft brewery and countless home brewers."
Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."
Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."
Says we will pay the new chancellor "a basic salary of nearly $300,000 a year ... an amount that does not include the costs of this public employee’s benefits, perks and living expenses for a lavish house, an upscale car, a spending allowance, and fine dining almost every day on the taxpayer dollar."
Says indoor workers get "less UV than outdoor workers, but they get more melanomas."
Says "Kurt Schrader supports Obama’s sequester … but won’t cut $1.6 million to fund new video games."
Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
Says, "Statistics indicate that one in eight children, and one in 18 adults in Oregon suffers from mental illness."
Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."
Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."
Says "Abortion clinics in Oregon, as in most states, have no state oversight and are not held to basic health or safety standards."
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.
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