“Brighter Oregon” offers vague notions, no plans After months of public discussion in our state about how to balance the state budget and create a more sustainable tax structure for the future, Oregon’s corporations stepped up to the plate today and said, “Not us.” In their presentation to the Oregon Joint Tax Reform Committee today, … Read More
If it’s unfair to burden current employees, who should shoulder the burden? Unions have an answer: The one group that’s done very well in recent years — big corporations and those in the top 1 percent of incomes. Right now, according to a study by accounting firm Ernst & Young, Oregon has the lowest “total … Read More
My retirement is coming from the dispersion of my investment fund and its earnings, all generated from my paycheck deductions.
Register Guard “Even though I didn’t cause (the PERS unfunded liability), I’m being asked to pay for it,” said Emily Gothard, a paralegal at Portland State University since 2013. “That’s unfair.” “Brandon Silence, 35, a Salem firefighter, said the three PERS reforms that currently are receiving the most consideration would cut his estimated monthly pension … Read More