Monthly Archives: July 2011

HB 2115 And Oregon’s PERS Legislators

During the Regular Session of Oregon’s 2011 legislature, the PERS legislators who controlled that body took no action on HB 2115.  That bill had been introduced at the request of Governor Kitzhaber for PERS and it would have made a substantial change to SB … Continue reading

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PERS And The 2011 Legislature

This Article was published in the Eugene Register-Guard on July 21, 2011. Forty-three separate bills were introduced into the 2011 Oregon Legislature that dealt with PERS. Many of those bills would have reduced the costs required to fund PERS benefits. … Continue reading

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The TRUTH About The PERS Pick Up – Part 2

Part 1 of this topic reviewed the history of the PERS Pick Up.  Part 2 looks at how the PERS Pick Up decision is made and the economic impact of that decision on the people of Oregon. A public employer’s … Continue reading

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The TRUTH About the PERS Pick Up – Part 1

Part 1 of this topic reviews the history of the PERS Pick Up.  Part 2 will look at how the PERS Pick Up decision is made and the economic impact of that decision on the people of Oregon. The PERS … Continue reading

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HB 2113 And PERS Legislators, It’s A Great Opportunity

HB 2113, which was passed by the Oregon House and Senate by a cumulative vote of 86 to 4,  changes the procedure by which Oregon legislators join PERS.  Under the prior law, if a legislator wanted to join PERS, that legislator had … Continue reading

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PERS Legislators Benefit From PERS Bamboozle

According to the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary, the word “bamboozle” is a transitive verb that means to deceive by underhanded methods: dupe, hoodwink.  If that definition is accurate, 1983 was the year that spawned the granddaddy of all PERS bamboozles.   In 1983, 84 out of … Continue reading

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