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Are Judges Really PERS Members? You Bet They Are.

Many PERS members argue that there is no problem in having judges who are PERS members decide PERS cases because the judges are not really part of the same PERS retirement system that other public employees are in.  But that argument is … Continue reading

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The Tale Of Two Bill: SB 369 And HB 2451

Of the many bill that have been introduced into the 2013 Oregon legislature, two bills deserve following, SB 369 and HB 2451.  Those bills will show how the legislature intends to deal with PERS in the 2013 session. SB 369, was introduced … Continue reading

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HB 2451 – It Puts The Right To Impartial Judges Above Special Interest Groups

HB 2451 will protect, to the greatest extent possible, the right of every Oregonian to have court cases decided by judges who are impartial.  An impartial judge is a fundamental right that exists in almost every Oregon lawsuit.  But the … Continue reading

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RETIRED JUSTICE GILLETTE PERSONALLY ATTACKS DANIEL RE FOR PERS LAWSUIT

On December 12, 2012, retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Michael Gillette wrote a guest editorial for the Oregonian in which he deliberately attacked me for bringing a lawsuit challenging the authority of PERS judges to decide PERS lawsuits.  Justice Gillette was … 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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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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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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