The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Oregon

"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 "nearly half of Oregon's children are poor."

Says "in Oregon today, the average debt upon college graduation is more than $24,000."

Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage."

Says Oregon’s political tax credit is something "every state should have and no other state does."

Says HJM 20 "was the only bill not assigned to a House committee."

Says the reasoning behind Portland's high water and sewer rates is "all kinds of ’pet projects’ unrelated to the core function of the water and sewer bureaus"

Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.

Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."

Says "the mandate is 71 times that a child’s body will be injected with a disease" for immunizations.

Says proposed teacher contract "would layer on more restrictive rules."

Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls

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