state government

State government cost-cutting

Oregon budget writers unveil PERS reforms, other cutbacks (Oregonian, 4/22/2017)

Oregon legislative leaders brainstorm ways to save money (Statesman Journal, 4/21/2017)

Bipartisan Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Proposal To Reel In State Spending (OPB, 4/21/2017)

Lawmakers propose cost containment measures (East Oregonian, 4/21/2017)

Oregon lawmakers’ cost-cutting ideas target government employee pay, benefits (Register Guard, 4/22/2017)

Actions to curb future budget growth (2017) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Ways and Means Committee

Gender and Minorities Pay Gap

House passes bill providing increased penalties for unequal pay (Portland Tribune, 3/28/17)

Oregon Democrats (and one Republican) pass equal pay bill out of the House (Oregonian, 3/29/17)

Equal pay bill passes Oregon House (Statesman Journal, 3/28/17)

Pay inequality in Oregon: Oregon Council on Civil Rights formal recommendations [PDF] (2014) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

Equal pay for equal work: overview and summary [PDF] (2009) Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

Legislative Co-Chair Budget Proposal

Oregon legislators warn of painful cuts in ‘existing resources’ budget (Statesman Journal, 1/19/2017)

Oregon’s top budget writers unveil proposal filled with painful cuts (Oregonian, 1/19/2017)

Oregon Democratic leaders release proposed budget that would cut range of public health care and social services (Register Guard, 1/20/2017)

Legislature’s budget-writers set shortfall at $1.8 billion (Portland Tribune, 1/19/2017)

Lawmakers’ spending framework includes cuts, no new taxes (Portland Tribune, 1/19/2017)

Oregon Budget Proposal: Program Cuts, No New Taxes (Northwest Public Radio, 1/19/2017)

frameworkCo-chairs’ existing resources budget framework, 2017-2019 (2017) Oregon Legislative Assembly, Ways and Means Committee