Category Archives: Oregon legislators

Representative Barnhart Said WHAT?

In a December 12, 2013 article in the Oregonian by Christian Gaston regarding Oregon and the sales tax, Rep. Barnhart, from Eugene, who is Chairman of the House Revenue Committee is quoted as saying “Until Oregonians are convinced that they … Continue reading

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Responses Filed To Motions To Disqualify Justices in SB 822 Litigation

On October 17, 2013, responses were filed to COID’s motions to disqualify the Justices of the Oregon Supreme Court and the Special Master appointed by the Supreme Court to propose facts upon which the SB 822 litigation will be determined.  … Continue reading

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Who Will Object To Impartial Judges For The SB 822 Litigation?

On October 3, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court granted Central Oregon Irrigation District’s (COID) motion to intervene in the SB 822 litigation.  That litigation was initiated by PERS members who want to invalidate the reductions that SB 822 made to PERS … Continue reading

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PERS Is Now Off The Table For Gov. Kitzhaber – But It’s Not Really Off The Table

After passage of the “Grand Bargain” by the Legislative Assembly on October 2, 2013, Governor Kitzhaber proclaimed “The Public Employees Retirement System is off the table for this governor,” …. “We are done. We are going to move on to … Continue reading

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UPDATE To PERS Justice In Oregon and SB 822

The following New Paragraph supplements the information contained in my post of  September 17, 2013 about PERS Justice in Oregon and SB 822.  It further illustrates the absolute power PERS members have over the PERS laws and the injustice that has … Continue reading

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PERS Justice In Oregon And SB 822

The 2013 Oregon Legislative Assembly passed SB 822, which reduced two PERS benefits.  The benefits reduced were:  (1) annual cost of living increases for retired PERS members; and, (2) the elimination of increased retirement benefits for retired PERS members who are not … Continue reading

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HB 2451 – It Requires Fairness For All

HB 2451, introduced in the Oregon legislature on January 14, 2013, will provide all Oregonians with greater protection than currently exists, the right to have every Oregon lawsuit presided over by an impartial judge or panel of judges.  The right … Continue reading

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