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Public employees blast proposed PERS reforms

Portland Tribune “Detractors say the proposed changes disproportionately affect current employees — many of whom are on the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan — and disincentivize new employees from entering public service professions.” “Bob Livingston, a Salem firefighter and president of the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council, said Monday the actuary did not take into … Read More

Oregon businesses pay just 80 cents for every $1 of public benefit, study says

Oregonian “Oregon businesses don’t pay their fair share of the costs for public services that benefit them, including public safety, highway infrastructure and education. That is the conclusion of a national study on business taxes throughout the country, released in December and presented to Oregon lawmakers Monday.” – Anna Marum