When it comes to unemployment, this claim works
"It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon."
A claim that's high on the truth-o-meter
"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."
A claim you can take to the bank
National Partnership for Women & Families
"Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent."
You can take it as gospel
"In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible."
A cutting, but accurate, comment
Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?"
Acre for acre, a solid land-use claim
Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years."
Narrowly crafted statement finds the truth
Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law."
Grim news for middle-class jobs
"60 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession were living-wage jobs. Of the jobs we’ve gotten back, only 40 percent are living-wage."
He's right, even if you deduct some losing their coverage.
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
No room for disagreement
Coalition for Fair Budget Priorities
Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions
Board members and cash donations link them
Says Oregonians for Food and Shelter "proudly features board members from Monsanto and Syngenta and the (Oregon) Farm Bureau also receives funding from biotech companies."
Court said so!
"In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan."
Steepest declines were in the 90s
"Over the past twenty years, the number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States has decreased by nearly 40 percent. The number of other crimes involving the use of a firearm has also plummeted, declining by nearly 70 percent."
By one win
"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."
Just below 5 percent, which is still fairly high.
Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage."
The proposed contract is pretty clear on these points.
Portland Public Schools
Says proposed teacher contract "would layer on more restrictive rules."
'A dubious honor'
Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."
Depending on where you shop you might save more
Says "a pack-a-day smoker who quits because of the tax increase will save about $1,650 a year."
At 23.4 percent , it's more than double the statewide rate of 10.7 percent
Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."
Since 1995, after Measure 8
Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."
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