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State of Oregon agrees to pay 100% of public employee pensions, 95% of health contributions

With public employee pay and benefits under fire nationwide, including in the now-bankrupt city of Detroit, it’s good to see that at least someone has maintained the tradition of sweet deals for government workers. The State of Oregon, headed by Gov. John Kitzhaber, yesterday reached an agreement with public employees on a new contract, averting the threat of a strike read more >