No place like home business
"West Linn has one of the highest per capita rates of home-based businesses in the United States."
More people, but the rate is lower these days.
Says "there are actually more people in poverty now than there were when we started" the War on Poverty.
Property taxes would be cut in half
Says Damascus’ disincorporation would produce "NO significant tax savings."
Not all the federal employees were furloughed.
Says "nearly 30,000" federal employees in Oregon were furloughed during the government shutdown.
Barely a drop in the bucket
Says "we are going to sell this house and use the proceeds to stabilize rates."
Board members and cash donations link them
Says Oregonians for Food and Shelter "proudly features board members from Monsanto and Syngenta and the (Oregon) Farm Bureau also receives funding from biotech companies."
Twelve is more like it.
Says "between 6 and 20 bicycles can be parked in the space required by one car."
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."
Depends on the definition of "poor"
Says "nearly half of Oregon's children are poor."
It's the average debt -- for those who have debt.
Says "in Oregon today, the average debt upon college graduation is more than $24,000."
Just below 5 percent, which is still fairly high.
Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage."
Ours is the most expanisve, but we're not alone.
Says Oregon’s political tax credit is something "every state should have and no other state does."
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