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Without changes to the Public Employees Retirement System, fewer dollars will go to the classroom, class sizes will get bigger and school days will continue to be reduced.

 

Karla Kay Edwards with Americans for Prosperity, says they plan to be involed in the discussion.

 

"One of the the things AFP will be engaging in will be the PERS discussion and how to reduce the impact of PERS on our overall state budget.  We'll talk about who we can streamline and be more efficient with the government to get the biggest bang for the buck."

 

The Governor has proposed capping "cost of living" adjustments for PERS members and curbing a tax benefits some members get. 

 

Kitzhaber says his reforms would generate more than 850 million in savings.

 

Currently the pension system is facing a 16 billion dollar funding deficit.

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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