Category Archives: Kate Brown

Knute Buehler, He’s Too Extreme For Kate Brown’s Oregon

Kate Brown is claiming that Knute Buehler, her opponent in the race for Oregon’s Secretary of State, is too extreme for Oregon.  What she really means, though, is that Knute Buehler is too extreme for Kate Brown’s Oregon.  That Oregon is … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislators And The PERS Masquerade

To masquerade is to pretend that you are something that you are not.  From 1971 through 2009, most Oregon legislators  have been engaged in a PERS masquerade.  1971 was the year that Oregon Attorney General withdrew a 1963 opinion and ruled for the … Continue reading

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The PERS Wheel Of Fortune

In 2009, Oregon PERS legislators passed a law that created a Wheel of Fortune for all PERS members who had not yet retired.  And the PERS Wheel of Fortune is better than the Wheel of Fortune TV show.  It’s much better. Over 1,000,000 … Continue reading

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Judges Forced Into PERS, Were Crimes Committed?

PERS was created in 1945.  From 1945 through 1983, a period of 38 years, Oregon judges were not PERS members.  The judges had their own independent retirement plan, which had been created for them in 1943.  When the judges decided PERS cases, … Continue reading

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Kate Brown And What “PERS Fairness” Really Means To Her

Regarding the issue of PERS reform, Secretary of State Kate Brown’s campaign recently proclaimed that “Any debate around PERS should be centered on fairness, not political grandstanding.”  That is general statement that most people can agree with.  Fairness is important … Continue reading

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