Statements we say are True

"It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon."

"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."

"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."

"In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible."

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?"

Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years."

Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law."

"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."

Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.

Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions

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."

"In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan."

"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."

"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."

Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage."

Says proposed teacher contract "would layer on more restrictive rules."

Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation."

Says "a pack-a-day smoker who quits because of the tax increase will save about $1,650 a year."

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."

Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."

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