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Education helps, but it's not everything
Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."
The city doesn't know for sure -- but his numbers hold up
Says the city of Portland has one manager for every six "front-line" workers.
The EPA told us to
Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."
Sweeping breaks for developers and retailers
Says "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."
The law is clear
Say that under state law, "systems development charges can only be spent on capital investment."
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