Category Archives: public employees retirement plan

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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Central Oregon Irrigation District Intervenes In SB 822 Litigation

Central Oregon Irrigation District (COID) is a participating PERS employer.  On September 27, 2013, COID filed a Motion To Intervene in the SB 822 litigation.  It also filed motions to disqualify the Oregon Supreme Court justices and the special master appointed by … Continue reading

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Oregonian News Story About Judges In PERS

The following news story was published in the Oregonian on December 1, 2012.  It refers to my lawsuit which challenges the ability of PERS judges to decide PERS cases.  The statement at the end of the story that the court … Continue reading

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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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The PERS Problem Book Available NOW

The PERS Problem, by Daniel C. Re.  It’s the little book that exposes the BIG secret that the PERS legislators who run Oregon don’t want you to know about. If they wanted you to know the secret, they would have written the … Continue reading

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Judges No Excuse For Legislature Ignoring PERS Reform

Many times in the recent past the Oregon legislature has refused to make any serious PERS reform.  The legislative leaders have often justified their failure to act on the excuse that the Oregon Supreme Court would not uphold the changes.  A … Continue reading

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October 21, 2012 Bend Bulletin Article

The following article which I wrote was published in the Bend Bulletin on October 21, 2012. PERS is a very relevant voter issue in the state election  By Daniel Re Published: October 21. 2012 4:00AM PST Bulletin reporter Lauren Dake’s … 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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