Grim news for middle-class jobs
"60 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession were living-wage jobs. Of the jobs we’ve gotten back, only 40 percent are living-wage."
What a difference two words make
"Oregon leads the nation in number of jobs per capita in manufacturing."
No room for disagreement
Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions
Not if you take a longer-term view.
Says administrator salaries were increased, "but other school employees were left behind."
Barely a drop in the bucket
Says "we are going to sell this house and use the proceeds to stabilize rates."
By one win
"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."
They're a small piece of why rates are high
Says the reasoning behind Portland's high water and sewer rates is "all kinds of ’pet projects’ unrelated to the core function of the water and sewer bureaus"
Depends on how you calculate costs
Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.
The proposed contract is pretty clear on these points.
Says proposed teacher contract "would layer on more restrictive rules."
Step raises nothing to sneeze at
Says "Did you know that if you accepted the District's proposal today you would have NO pay increase for 4 years? Seven years of frozen wages = Disrespect."
11 percent more traffic
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
Some studies back this up, for juveniles only
Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."
They did the math, and they did it right.
Says "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways."
The law, lawyers and lawmakers back him up
Says if you are on your bike in a crosswalk, all you have to do is dip your wheel into the road and cars must legally stop.
The numbers were partially inflated
Says "last year the graduation rate for our combined six-district footprint jumped 5.5 percent."
Not enough money to bear growth is not the same as a dollar cut
Says, "In the last four years we’ve cut $36 million in ongoing revenue."
A statement without any support.
Says the initial Portland plastic bag ban represented "only a modest share of total single-use checkout bag use."
Some districts have to chip in.
Says an arts tax would provide "funding for certified arts and music teachers for every elementary school serving Portland residents."
It was a group effort but she was 'vital.'
Says "as Co-Chair of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, I secured the key piece of funding for" the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project bridge."
The audit began before she was elected.
Says she "oversaw an audit that won the city $2 million in franchise fees."
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