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30,000 Cover Oregon enrollment packets

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
30,000 Cover Oregon enrollment packets
More than 30,000 individuals who met Cover Oregon (http://coveroregon.com/)'s deadline for submitting health insurance applications still don't have enrollment packets in hand, a state official acknowledged Tuesday. The concession by Dr. Bruce Goldberg, interim director of the state's excha [...]

Business leaders outline strategies to fight poverty

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Business leaders outline strategies to fight poverty
In a time of growing income inequality, Oregon business leaders say the state should overhaul its tax policies for low-income earners as a way to reduce poverty. The recommendation is part of four broad anti-poverty strategies outlined in a report titled "A Path to Prosperity (http://media.o [...]

Latest PERS cuts get first challenge

Monday, December 09, 2013
Latest PERS cuts get first challenge
The first challenge to the public retirement cuts passed in September has been filed before the Oregon Supreme Court, judicial department spokesman Phil Lemman said Tuesday. The Oregon Legislature passed two sets of bills this year that cut back how much people will receive through the Public Em [...]

Bicycle, pedestrian projects vie for biggest chunk of Connect Oregon money

Thursday, December 05, 2013
Bicycle, pedestrian projects vie for biggest chunk of Connect Oregon money
Bicycle and pedestrian improvements top the list of proposals to spend $42 million Oregon lawmakers approved this year for transportation projects beyond the usual highway and bridge work. In all, the Oregon Department of Transportation received 108 proposals totaling $129 million – about  [...]

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