Dee Lane is an editor with The Oregonian's Enterprise team. She oversees state government and political coverage.
Court said so!
"In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan."
In the CRC project area, not on the bridge.
"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."
There are some indications Friday classes help, but no controled studies
"Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.
How does one define 'work?'
"7 out of 10 Oregon families living in poverty have at least one parent who works."
Steepest declines were in the 90s
"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."
Special sessions cost quite a bit less than the regular variety.
Says every day of a special session costs taxpayers $40,000.
By one win
"The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America."
Latest is 45 percent of Oregon students in Oregon state universities
Half of Oregon university students are on Pell Grants.
Does he think the Oregon House is chopped liver?
Says "your Legislative Assembly was within one vote of enacting each of those bills into Oregon law."
Per capita employment is higher than the national average, despite restaurant association claims
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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