Earmarked for inaccuracy
There were "$2 billion in earmarks in fiscal year 2012."
No place like home business
"West Linn has one of the highest per capita rates of home-based businesses in the United States."
Property taxes would be cut in half
Says Damascus’ disincorporation would produce "NO significant tax savings."
Not all the federal employees were furloughed.
Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.
Barely a drop in the bucket
Says "we are going to sell this house and use the proceeds to stabilize rates."
In the CRC project area, not on the bridge.
"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."
Special sessions cost quite a bit less than the regular variety.
Says every day of a special session costs taxpayers $40,000.
Does he think the Oregon House is chopped liver?
Says "your Legislative Assembly was within one vote of enacting each of those bills into Oregon law."
Ours is the most expanisve, but we're not alone.
Says Oregon’s political tax credit is something "every state should have and no other state does."
It had some company -- two other bills.
Says HJM 20 "was the only bill not assigned to a House committee."
Legislator miscounted, but says larger point remains
Says "the mandate is 71 times that a child’s body will be injected with a disease" for immunizations.
1913 Revenue Act is silent on the issue
Says "Having organizations parading as being social welfare organizations and then being involved in the political combat harkens back to why the statute a hundred years ago said that they were prohibited."
Those pesky, nonexistent rankings are at it again
Oregon Health Authority
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."
Sadly, a few districts are lacking
Says "Every legislative district in the state has at least one craft brewery and countless home brewers."
Unfair comparison, but Multnomah Co. does have better cavity numbers than rest of Oregon
Clean Water Portland
Says "If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."
Per capita employment is higher than the national average, despite restaurant association claims
Says Oregon’s high minimum wage is the reason why "by 2011, Oregon's restaurants employed an average of only 13.8 workers, or 2.6 fewer employees than they did before the state's minimum wage began rising above the federal level in 1997."
Taxes, PERS savings about even
Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."
Just another test
My City Bikes
"This is a test of the fact-checking widget."
Interstate agreement calls for costs to be split 50-50
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."
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."
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