Therese Bottomly is a managing editor at The Oregonian, with primary responsibility for PolitiFact Oregon and coverage of government and politics. She also is responsible for issues of accuracy and fairness.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Therese Bottomly
Says she does the jobs of state auditor, secretary of state and lieutenant governor "for less than the price of one of them" in Washington state.
Says "we got a chance to pass what I think is Oregon's first human trafficking bill which has increased by 66 percent the calls to the human trafficking hotline."
Says "Every time the Legislature 'suspended' the kicker, most recently the corporate kicker in 2007, Salem spent every penny and failed to stabilize the state's revenues."
"The nonpartisan CBO, Congressional Budget Office, has said that the No. 1 policy decision that brought us to the need to prevent the nation from defaulting on our debt for the first time in history were the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003."
House Bill 2301 never had a public hearing
Multnomah County’s food action plan "clearly plans to disrupt the free market system in terms of food choices making it harder and more expensive for many residents to eat their food of choice."
The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.
"Creating 25 jobs in Umatilla County has the same impact as 500 jobs in the metro region."
"The Public Employee Retirement System is making more millionaires than the Oregon state lottery."
Michigan and Massachusetts raised their bottle deposit and "could no longer afford the program because the redemptions were so high there was no profit in there."