Dee Lane is an editor with The Oregonian's Enterprise team. She oversees state government and political coverage.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Dee Lane
Says Oregon’s high minimum wage is the reason why "by 2011, Oregon's restaurants employed an average of only 13.8 workers, or 2.6 fewer employees than they did before the state's minimum wage began rising above the federal level in 1997."
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
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 "Abortion clinics in Oregon, as in most states, have no state oversight and are not held to basic health or safety standards."
Says, "In the last four years we’ve cut $36 million in ongoing revenue."
Recent stories from Dee LaneOregon 2012: From statewide to local, a recap of our rulings
Well, we've just been tickled by mailers featuring Communists and scared piggy banks, frustrated children and worried homeowners. As we near Election Day, we offer you a wrap-up of our findings, from statewide ballot measures to local library levies.Big strides in environment and health care mean two promises kept
PolitiFact Oregon is wrapping up a week's worth of updates to its Kitz-O-Meter, the tool the site uses to keep track of Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign promises. In health care and the environment, the governor has managed to keep two key promisesFact-checking claims in the 1st Congressional District
The election is almost over. Here we offer our fact checks in a race defined by claims about Medicare, partisanship and taxes.Our newest truth-telling tool: The Kitz-O-Meter
Governor-elect John Ktizhaber made more than a couple promises during last year's campaign season. We know, because we went through his statements, speeches, ads and position papers looking for them. Over the next four years, we'll be keeping an eye on whether Kitzhaber is keeping those promises.
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