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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?"
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
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, "Statistics indicate that one in eight children, and one in 18 adults in Oregon suffers from mental illness."
Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent."
Says "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways."
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 Oak Grove is "one of the largest cities in Oregon" and is "the biggest city in Clackamas County and it's not a city."
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 this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone."
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
Says if you are on your bike in a crosswalk, all you have to do is dip your wheel into the road and cars must legally stop.
Says "last year the graduation rate for our combined six-district footprint jumped 5.5 percent."
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