The numbers add up - but taxes are complicated
Says that "the state spends more money on tax giveaways than it receives in tax collection."
2009 measure meant to save money
Oregon Senate Republicans (The Leadership Fund)
Laurie Monnes Anderson "voted to let violent criminals out of jail early."
The audit began before she was elected.
Says she "oversaw an audit that won the city $2 million in franchise fees."
Bad apples all around
It's Still a Bad Idea
"Their New York casino deal was called ‘rigged’ and ‘corrupt.’"
Yes, though Portland may save less.
Says "cities save an estimated $38 in dental costs for every $1 invested in fluoridation."
Robinson has also called to increase Social Security payments
Art Robinson says "Social Security should be ended through attrition."
Several other factors helped spur the decline.
Says Measure 11 is "one of the most significant reasons" for decrease in violent crime.
Education helps, but it's not everything
Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."
They're right, though most growth comes without a vote
Says "while state leaders have cut funding for our schools and other basic priorities, the amount of money the state is projected to give away through tax breaks increased by a whopping $3.4 billion."
Yes, but TriMet says it's not about operating costs
Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."
Union disputes, but WSJ stands by its reporting
"Did you know Wisconsin's AFSCME union has lost 50%+ of its members since no longer requiring membership?"
Sexual orientation is not protected under Title VII
Says, "Less than half of all states have legal protections on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, despite the fact that LGBT Americans report employment discrimination and unemployment at much higher rates than the U.S. average."
Central support accounts for 4 percent of district budget
Portland Public Schools
Say Portland Public Schools' central administration makes up less than 4 percent of the staff.
He's right -- but only if you count retirees
Says "TriMet now spends $1.63 in benefits for every $1.00 spent on wages."
That's not quite the case in Oregon
Says "One-third of our healthcare dollars go to wasteful insurance billing and bureaucracy."
Sweeping breaks for developers and retailers
Says "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."
Some of those tax breaks are off limits.
Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."
Congress doesn't have one oversight commission
Other states have considered or have sunset advisory commissions; the federal government has the ability, too.
No arguing with LRO here
Oregon House Republicans’ jobs plan could generate more than 50,000 jobs over five years.
If Democrats are split, is this qua-partisan?
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a bipartisan proposal.
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