Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bend Bulletin Editorial February 22, 2011

Bend attorney fights PERS Published: February 22. 2011 4:00AM PST Many bills this legislative session take on Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System, or PERS. One would reduce what’s called the 6 percent pickup — that is, the state “picking up” … Continue reading

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UPDATE 5: The Fight To Reinstate Ballot Measure 8

As reported in the 4th UPDATE, posted  January 28, 2011, the Oregon Tax Court judge, who is a PERS member,  denied my motion to disqualify him from my tax refund case.   The tax refund case asks for a refund of the … Continue reading

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Register-Guard Guest Editorial Published 2/10/11

GUEST VIEWPOINT: Legislators shouldn’t govern PERS and benefit from it, too By Daniel Re Published: Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 05:00AM The year 1975 was a turning point. It was the year that the Oregon Ethics Code became effective. It was … Continue reading

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Governor’s Proposed Budget Adds $1 Billion To PERS

Governor Kitzhaber’s proposed budget for the 2011 – 2013 biennium provides $7.5 billion for PERS.  That is a $1 billion dollar increase over the 2009 – 2011 PERS budget.   The 14.6%increase is primarily due to growth in retirement funding payments that public … Continue reading

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