Monthly Archives: November 2012

PERS Resources From the bend Bulletin, November 24, 2012

Resources exist to learn about PERS  Published: November 24. 2012 4:00AM PST It’s one of the biggest challenges facing Oregon lawmakers next year: finding a way to bring the cost of health insurance and other benefits, including retirement, for public … Continue reading

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PERS, It’s Not Just About Public Employees

The Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) was created by the Oregon legislature in 1945.  Its purpose was and still is to provide retirement benefits to Oregon’s public employees.  But PERS is about much more than public employees.  PERS affects … Continue reading

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Governor Kitzhaber, PERS And People Bashing

Governor Kitzhaber has consistently stated that he is against “bashing” public employees.  He often raises this point when the topic of PERS reform is discussed.  One of his latest statements regarding this appeared in an Oregonian story on November 17, … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Governor Kitzhaber

Dear Governor Kitzhaber, I was happy to read your comments regarding the need for PERS reform in the November 10, 2012 Oregonian article by Mike Rogoway and Ted Sickinger.  PERS reform is important but there is to be any chance … Continue reading

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Governor Kitzhaber Says Higher Taxes Only Way To Improve Education – He’s Wrong

A November 7, 2012 article in the Oregonian, by Betsy Hammond, reports that Governor Kitzhaber is telling the people of Oregon that if they want smaller class sizes, a full school year, lower college tuition and other education services that … Continue reading

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