Monthly Archives: October 2011

Common Sense

“Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a … Continue reading

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Update 9: The Fight To Reinstate Ballot Measure 8

On October 20, 2011, the Oregon Supreme Court denied my request to disqualify judges on the Oregon Court of Appeals who are PERS members from deciding my case because they have a direct financial interest in the outcome.  All of … Continue reading

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Grants Pass Daily Courier Editorial October 20, 2011

Judges who stand to benefit as result of PERS case need to let others decide Almost everyone would agree an elected official who has a financial stake in a case’s outcome shouldn’t rule on it. It’s a clear conflict of … Continue reading

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Coincidence Or Deliberate Manipulation, You Decide

During the first 26 years that PERS existed, legislators were not eligible for PERS membership.  That changed in 1971, when the Oregon Attorney General withdrew a 1963 opinion and ruled that legislators could join PERS.  Soon after, PERS benefits began … Continue reading

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PERS Poll #1

Please read all posts that I have made to this blog and then answer this question.   Thank you.  Your vote is very important.

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Once Into PERS, Legislators Increase PERS Benefits

When the PERS law was first enacted in 1945, legislators were not eligible to join.   It was not until 1971 that the Oregon Attorney General withdrew a 1963 opinion and ruled for the first time that Oregon legislators could join PERS. From … Continue reading

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