Monthly Archives: August 2010

Why Bend Has A Projected Budget Shortfall

The City of Bend has told its citizens that the City has a projected budget shortfall over the next six years and that the shortfall may result in reduced police and fire protection.  That six year shortfall, originally projected at $21,000,000, … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Legislators and Public Employee Health Insurance

Eighty of Oregon’s ninety legislators are receiving public employee health insurance benefits. Legislators are eligible to receive those benefits only because they passed a law that makes them public employees for health insurance benefit purposes.   In passing that law, the legislators created a … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislature Abandons The People

The Oregon legislature was created to represent the people of Oregon.  It is responsible for carrying out the people’s business and that business includes determining what benefits the State will provide to its public employees.     When the legislature determines what benefits will be provided to the public employees, the … Continue reading

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