Oregon House GOP says Dems dismiss options

To address school funding, PERS reforms

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon House Republicans submitted bills Thursday addressing PERS reform and education priorities that they said were dismissed without consideration by the Democrat supermajority.

  • House Joint Resolution 19 seeks to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would require the Legislature to approve public education funding before passing any other budget measure.
  • House Bill 2993 would keep tax money going to PERS recipients if they are appointed or elected to statewide offices or judgeships.
  • House Bill 3128 would effectively end new PERS enrollment in 2020.

“Legislative session after session, Democrats refuse to seriously address the bloated PERS debacle. Republicans, however, are committed to taking on PERS and we stand ready to work with the supermajority. Democrats have once again showed they aren’t really putting the education of Oregon’s children first,” said House Republican Leader Rep. Carl Wilson (R-Grants Pass).

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