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Says "streetcars carry more people than buses … you attract more riders who don't ride transit now, and actually the operating costs are not any greater than the bus."
"Between 1982 and 2007 the cost of a college education increased 439 percent."
"In 2010 about 75 percent of child abuse and neglect reports in Oregon were made by those required to report by law."
Says "in Oregon only 41 percent of adults have ever been tested" for HIV.
Says "80 percent of the health care dollars are spent by 20 percent of the population."
You may have driven the length of a football field in the five seconds it takes to check a text.
Says "if we raise the number of third-graders who read at a third-grade level, we affect everything, from graduation rates to incarceration rates."
In just a few decades, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, other mandatory spending programs, and paying interest due on the debt will eclipse our entire budget.
Federal law prohibits the growing of industrial hemp in the United States.
"My opponent on day one of this campaign attacked me on Medicare and Medicare Advantage and that claim was found to be False."
Suzanne Bonamici was the only no vote on a 2009 bill cracking down on drunk drivers.
Christmas trees are grown in all 50 States.
Says there have been no cases of wolves killing people in Rocky Mountain states.
Says "51 percent of federal tax filers paid zero federal income tax."
Says if elected, he would be the first Mayor who lives east of 82nd.
Says for every dollar the state spent on audits last year, it delivered $64 in cost savings.
"When I served as City Commissioner, we made great strides …we successfully fought for, and won, adding women and people of color to the Fire Bureau."
Says "in the Legislature, (Mary Nolan) has been a party-line Democrat, showing a 100% track record in harmony with the American Civil Liberties Union."
If we had the same staffing ratio (of officers to residents) as Seattle, we'd have 300 more officers in our department."
Since Oregon’s prescription-only law took effect, meth lab incidents have dropped by 96 percent and meth-related arrests by 32 percent.
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