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."
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."
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."
The early numbers are intriguing
A test last month at the MAX station at 162nd Avenue and East Burnside saw crime down 41 percent compared with December 2009
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