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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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Oregonian Guest Editorial October 30, 2013

The following is a Guest Editorial that I wrote which was published in the Oregonian on October 30, 2013. Dan Re PERS decisions undermined by conflicts of interest in Oregon courts: Guest opinion Guest Columnist By Guest Columnist The Oregonian … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Oregon Supreme Court Denies Petition For Review

On July 25, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court denied my petition for review of the Court of Appeals case that refused to have non-PERS judges decide Re v. PERS.  The Supreme Court’s decision means that under current Oregon law all … Continue reading

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