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Says "Did you know that if you accepted the District's proposal today you would have NO pay increase for 4 years? Seven years of frozen wages = Disrespect."
Says "The idea of one casino per tribe is a false one."
Metro on whether it could use bond money for restoration.
Says that in 2007, "Oregon ranked 25th -- or 7th from the bottom -- in percentage of children with untreated decay compared to 32 other states with similar data."
Says "Every legislative district in the state has at least one craft brewery and countless home brewers."
Says "If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."
Says "a pack-a-day smoker who quits because of the tax increase will save about $1,650 a year."
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 "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."
Says "I've authored the first bipartisan tax reform bill in a quarter-century."
Says "$1,100 of the tuition paid by every Oregon university student annually goes just to pay the costs of PERS."
Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years."
Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."
Says we will pay the new chancellor "a basic salary of nearly $300,000 a year ... an amount that does not include the costs of this public employee’s benefits, perks and living expenses for a lavish house, an upscale car, a spending allowance, and fine dining almost every day on the taxpayer dollar."
Says indoor workers get "less UV than outdoor workers, but they get more melanomas."
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
Says "Kurt Schrader supports Obama’s sequester … but won’t cut $1.6 million to fund new video games."
Says if Oregon had limited its budget growth to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation, the state’s all-funds budget would be about $27 billion today, not $60 billion.
Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."
Says "Did you know that the #KeystoneXL project is expected to create 20,000 American jobs, including more than 800 in Oregon?"
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