Latest True Fact-checks in Oregon John Kitzhaber stated on October 20, 2014 in a campaign debate: "Ninety-five percent of Oregonians now have health insurance coverage, tens of thousands for the very first time." Lars Larson stated on October 2, 2014 in an email: "TSA WILL ACCEPT DRIVERS PRIV CARDS FOR ID AT THE AIRPORT" Dennis Richardson stated on July 18, 2014 in a campaign debate: "It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon." Earl Blumenauer stated on May 15, 2014 in a website statement: "Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco." National Partnership for Women & Families stated on April 8, 2014 in a news release: "Women in Oregon are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. If the wage gap was eliminated, a working woman in Oregon would have enough money for 2,877 gallons of gas, 72 more weeks of food for her family or nearly 12 more months of rent." Hemant Mehta stated on March 11, 2014 in a blog post: "In Oregon, students are skipping math class to learn about the Bible." Seneca Jones stated on March 2, 2014 in newspaper ads: Seneca Jones Timber Co., aiming to increase logging and allay fears that old growth will be cut, says mills have shifted to second-generation trees. An ad from the company asks: "Do you know that most all mills in Oregon have retooled over the past 20 years?" Brian Clem stated on February 28, 2014 in a newspaper story: Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years." Monica Wehby stated on January 10, 2014 in a town meeting in La Grande: Some businesses in Oregon "are having to shrink back their businesses as a result of the law." Jeff Merkley stated on December 4, 2013 in a talk to the Human Services Coalition of Oregon: "60 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession were living-wage jobs. Of the jobs we’ve gotten back, only 40 percent are living-wage." Jeff Merkley stated on November 4, 2013 in a newspaper article.: Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent. Coalition for Fair Budget Priorities stated on September 25, 2013 in a website statement: Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions Rick North stated on September 24, 2013 in an opinion piece for Blue Oregon.: 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." Oregon 2014 stated on September 17, 2013 in online campaign materials: "In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan." Doug Whitsett stated on August 16, 2013 in a guest column: "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." Earl Blumenauer stated on August 23, 2013 in a forum : "The city of Portland has won more national Constitution contests than any city in America." Ellen Rosenblum stated on August 3, 2013 in an opinion article: Says "nearly 29,000 Oregonians — almost 5 percent of all homeowners — are 90 days or more delinquent on their mortgage." Portland Public Schools stated on June 5, 2013 in an opinion piece.: Says proposed teacher contract "would layer on more restrictive rules." Oregon PTA stated on May 17, 2013 in a newsletter: Says, "Oregon has the third largest class size in the nation." Nancy Nathanson stated on April 4, 2013 in a House floor speech.: Says "a pack-a-day smoker who quits because of the tax increase will save about $1,650 a year." Caddy McKeown stated on April 4, 2013 in a House floor speech: Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S." Portland Public Schools stated on January 22, 2013 in a letter to Portlanders: Says "PPS employees have paid their own PERS contributions for many years." Jackie Dingfelder stated on March 4, 2013 in a floor speech: Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5." Jeff Merkley stated on February 7, 2013 in a press call : Says, "Since 1994 when VAWA was first passed, incidents of domestic violence have dropped more than 50 percent." TriMet stated on January 29, 2013 in an advertisement: Says "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways." Earl Blumenauer stated on December 21, 2012 in in a news release: Says ending the direct payment farm subsidy program "could save up to $28.4 billion over ten years that could be used to reduce the deficit." John Kitzhaber stated on January 14, 2013 in his State of the State Address.: Says "in this next biennium, the cost of primary and secondary education is going to increase by more that $1000 per student. Half of that $1000 – $500 per student – is accounted for by the increased cost of PERS alone." John Kitzhaber stated on January 14, 2013 in in State of the State speech: "It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison." BikePortland.org stated on January 4, 2013 in a tweet. : Says if you are on your bike in a crosswalk, all you have to do is dip your wheel into the road and cars must legally stop. Ginny Burdick stated on December 12, 2012 in an email: "Even hunters are restricted from using large capacity magazines: there is a five cartridge limit for large game hunting, and three for bird hunting."