Statements we say are Mostly True
Says Measure 11 is "one of the most significant reasons" for decrease in violent crime.
Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."
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."
Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."
"Did you know Wisconsin's AFSCME union has lost 50%+ of its members since no longer requiring membership?"
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."
Say Portland Public Schools' central administration makes up less than 4 percent of the staff.
Says "TriMet now spends $1.63 in benefits for every $1.00 spent on wages."
Says "One-third of our healthcare dollars go to wasteful insurance billing and bureaucracy."
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."
Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."
Other states have considered or have sunset advisory commissions; the federal government has the ability, too.
Oregon House Republicans’ jobs plan could generate more than 50,000 jobs over five years.
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a bipartisan proposal.
Says Oregon canned blueberries will be cheaper in South Korea thanks to a trade agreement.
Says 77 percent "of Portland's students finish elementary school without taking even one art class."
Says she "brought together business, labor and hospitals to give 94,000 Oregon children health care."
Says "we’re losing one voter every 13 minutes."
Twenty percent of housing in Portland’s Pearl District is ‘affordable.’
Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."
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