Category Archives: Ballot Measure 8

I SPY RADIO Interview With Daniel Re About PERS

PERS Worse than Fuzzy Math: It’s Fictional I Spy can now be heard on two different stations at different times! Listen on Saturday: 11:00 to noon (Pacific time) on KYKN (1430-AM) or, if you’re outside of the Salem, OR, listening … Continue reading

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PERS, Before And After Legislators – New Perks and Total Power

As described in the prior posts “PERS Before and After Legislators – Employer/Employee Contributions” and “PERS Before And After Legislators – New Benefits”, after legislators were first allowed to join PERS in 1971,  they fundamentally enhanced PERS benefits and dramatically changed how those benefits … Continue reading

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UPDATE: DANIEL C.RE v. PERS

On August 23, 2012, oral arguments were held in the Oregon Court of Appeals in the case of Daniel C. Re v. PERS.  This case challenges the validity of PERS administrative regulations involving PERS benefits for judges.   All elected Oregon judges … Continue reading

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Oregon Catalyst Article July 25, 2012

Why PERS Judges Cannot Decide PERS Cases by Larry Huss Wednesday, July 25. 2012 Right From the Start Dan Re has become one of Oregon’s leading advocates for reform of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) recognizing that the extraordinary … Continue reading

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PERS Judges, Would Turnabout Be Fair Play?

In 1943, the Oregon legislature created a retirement plan for Oregon’s judges.  Two years later, the legislature created PERS.  For the next thirty-eight years, the judges remained in their separate retirement plan and could not join PERS.  This fact insured … Continue reading

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Cascade Business News Article – May 17, 2012

The following article was published in the Cascade Business News on May 17, 2012. CASCADE BUSINESS NEWS – Local Attorney Files Lawsuit over PERS Benefits May 17, 2012 Bend Attorney Daniel C. Re has filed a lawsuit in the Oregon … Continue reading

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The Consequences Of Allowing Oregon Legislators To Join PERS

In 1971, the Oregon Attorney General withdrew a 1963 opinion and ruled for the first time that Oregon legislators could join PERS.  That single action set in motion a chain of events that has had disastrous consequences for the people of Oregon.  And … Continue reading

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