Oregon made national headlines for paying one retired government worker $76, 111 every month - more than the average family makes in a year - while our schools and local governments cut back just to pay for PERS.
Despite an 8 percent budget increase, schools are cutting teachers and programs in the face of spiraling pension costs. How big do Oregon class sizes have to get before Governor Brown gets serious about fixing PERS?
Gov. Brown appointed a special task force to fix PERS. Their only solution? Raise taxes and raid school district and local government rainy day funds.