In-kind services also cost money
Clackamas County Commission
Clackamas County Commissioners "approved a re-negotiated agreement to lower the county’s contribution to TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project to $19.9 million from $25 million."
It would cost the city at least $7 million
Multnomah County Library Foundation
Says library district would come "at no direct cost to the city budget."
No link between elections and tax increases
Clackamas County Democrats
Says Clackamas County Measure 3-401 "will hurt our county, cripple economic growth, and increase our taxes with excessive special elections."
That's not how the state budgets
Says, "Yet in Salem they have traditionally waited until the money is almost gone to pay for the most important things in our state’s budget."
Maybe $1 billion in sales -- but it doesn't wind up in the budget
Chris Garrett and Bill Kennemer
Say "this biennium, liquor sales account for nearly $1 billion in the state budget."
Stop Gillnetting Now
Says "Oregon is one of only three states that allow the use of gillnets on inland waters."
The EPA told us to
Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."
Not with a 2009 deadline
Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.
On a hypothetical balance sheet
Says she is "saving ratepayers $6 million/year."
He's helped schools, just not in 2003
Says "I worked with our Mayor and other commissioners to help save the school year when a budget crisis in Salem threatened to cut four weeks of the school year," including negotiating with teachers to work for free.
There's no source to back the claim
Says "the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. (for) women under 50 is being killed by their spouse or domestic partner."
AFSCME officials say they can't 'prove' the claim
"We have 395 inmates pushed into triple-bunked cells intended for two inmates and bunked in classrooms and areas supposed to be designated for inmate labor."
He does NOT have a bonafide Independent on his side
Oregon Republican Party
Rob Cornilles has been endorsed by 20 local mayors, including Independent, Democratic and Republican.
Can't find one, much less plural Republicans
"I also voted 98 percent of the time with Republicans in the Oregon Legislature."
Not so different from other Democrats after all
I differed with my party on business legislation, on consumer protection, and on free trade agreements.
It's false, no matter how many times you say it
Says Suzanne Bonamici "supports the $500 billion cut to Medicare passed last year."
That many may work in the city, but they don't all work for the city
Taxpayer Association of Oregon
Says "the City of Portland alone has 84 public relation representatives on payroll which cost taxpayers over $6.2 million (a year)."
County-wide, neighborhood-wide, doesn't matter in a general election
Says Measure 3-386 will cost a fortune for elections while Measure 3-388 will cost less.
Inaction it's not
Says "Many people I’ve talked to are angry that because of City Hall inaction we may have to spend a needless $500 million to cover and treat our pure drinking water."
Try over three years
Says "We do about 300 investigations a year into housing discrimination and in recent years have put about $150,000 of damages into the pockets of individuals who have been treated unfairly."
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