Maybe more, maybe less, maybe not until next day of business
Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."
Much of the costs are for U.S. citizens
Oregon Republican Party
Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."
Taxes, PERS savings about even
Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."
11 percent more traffic
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
His source got the math wrong, but he has a point
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.
After he cashed out his account in 2010
Knopp says he upheld a campaign promise not to join the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).
Interstate agreement calls for costs to be split 50-50
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."
One in eight is on the high end of estimates
Says, "Statistics indicate that one in eight children, and one in 18 adults in Oregon suffers from mental illness."
On average, yes
"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."
The single sales factor means a better bottom line for Nike
Says the Nike bill "is not a tax break ... this does not lower the taxes that Nike will pay nor does it prevent the Legislature from raising those taxes in the future."
The numbers add up - but taxes are complicated
Says that "the state spends more money on tax giveaways than it receives in tax collection."
Only if you're using some selective math
Says the state is required "pick up 70 percent of the cost" of K-12 education.
It was a group effort but she was 'vital.'
Says "as Co-Chair of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, I secured the key piece of funding for" the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project bridge."
The 'about' makes it accurate
Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."
They're right, though most growth comes without a vote
Says "while state leaders have cut funding for our schools and other basic priorities, the amount of money the state is projected to give away through tax breaks increased by a whopping $3.4 billion."
That's not how the state budgets
Says, "Yet in Salem they have traditionally waited until the money is almost gone to pay for the most important things in our state’s budget."
Union disputes, but WSJ stands by its reporting
"Did you know Wisconsin's AFSCME union has lost 50%+ of its members since no longer requiring membership?"
No matter how you dice it, the statement misleads
Says 97 cents of every dollar played "represents over $500 million dollars that is returned to Oregonians every year to help support job creation, schools, state parks and watersheds."
Maybe $1 billion in sales -- but it doesn't wind up in the budget
Chris Garrett and Bill Kennemer
Say "this biennium, liquor sales account for nearly $1 billion in the state budget."
Some of those tax breaks are off limits.
Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."
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