The Lane file:
Dee Lane

Politics editor

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

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

"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."

"Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.

"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."

"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."

Says every day of a special session costs taxpayers $40,000.

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

Half of Oregon university students are on Pell Grants.

Says "your Legislative Assembly was within one vote of enacting each of those bills into Oregon law."

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."

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