|PERS Supporter John Kitzhaber|
So runs the Kitzhaber screed. John Kitzhaber has saddled Oregon with a number of problems, not the least of which was the financial burden of supporting a Public Employee Retirement System that has bankrupted the state. After it became apparent that costs were out of hand, the people of the state of Oregon were presented with Ballot Measure 8, which limited state employee benefits and required them to contribute to the costs of their pension plan. This initiative was passed. In response, then governor Kitzhaber raised employee salaries to offset the costs the measure required state employees to contribute to their retirement plan. One year later the State Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 8 violated the state constitution, and it was never applied. But the salaries were never reversed. Now he speaks of being concerned about having money for schools...well governor, you've already spent it.
|Business Owner Chris Dudley|
Please join me in giving Oregon a chance. Vote Chris Dudley for governor.