Statements we say are Mostly True
"We are 49th in the nation for our graduation rate"
"Oregon today has 100,000 more jobs than it did when I was elected."
"When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward."
"We’ve dedicated more money from (Washington County’s) transportation budget to bike and ped projects under my watch than at any time in the history of Washington County."
Gun "marketplaces" on Facebook mean "ANYONE can broker a deal on a gun online, meet the seller in a parking lot somewhere, and walk away with a weapon."
"In Oregon, women earn an average of 79 cents for every dollar that men earn for doing the same job. That’s just wrong."
Says "there are actually more people in poverty now than there were when we started" the War on Poverty.
"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."
Half of Oregon university students are on Pell Grants.
Says "in Oregon today, the average debt upon college graduation is more than $24,000."
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
"With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."
Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."
Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."
Says "I've authored the first bipartisan tax reform bill in a quarter-century."
Says "$1,100 of the tuition paid by every Oregon university student annually goes just to pay the costs of PERS."
Says if Oregon had limited its budget growth to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation, the state’s all-funds budget would be about $27 billion today, not $60 billion.
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Says, "Statistics indicate that one in eight children, and one in 18 adults in Oregon suffers from mental illness."
Says the Nike bill "is not a tax break ... this does not lower the taxes that Nike will pay nor does it prevent the Legislature from raising those taxes in the future."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Oregon Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse The Oregon Truth-O-Meter:
Keep up to date with Politifact Oregon: