Statements we say are True
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."
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."
Says "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways."
Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit."
Says "in this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone."
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
Says if you are on your bike in a crosswalk, all you have to do is dip your wheel into the road and cars must legally stop.
"Even hunters are restricted from using large capacity magazines: there is a five cartridge limit for large game hunting, and three for bird hunting."
Says the Portland Children’s Levy holds its "administrative expenses to less than 5 percent."
Says that in 2011, Oregon had "the second fastest growing economy in the nation."
Says the Multnomah County Library system "is the second busiest in the nation."
Says Multnomah County libraries "are open 44 hours per week … the lowest of any library in the four-county region."
Says "the typical homeowner will pay $4 more per month" if library district passes.
Says "as Co-Chair of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, I secured the key piece of funding for" the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project bridge."
Says "Portland has higher standards than feds on allowed police use of force."
"We just don't want to get to be like Louisiana, where you have drive-up daiquiri shops."
Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."
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