YES on Measure 101 - This measure would retain the bipartisan 1.5% tax on health insurance companies, health care providers, and hospitals. The revenue goes to funding the Oregon Health Plan. Without these matching funds, Oregon would lose billions in federal aid. PASSED!
SB 196 SUPPORT
Sponsors: Sen Dembrow; Rep Gorsek; Sen Frederick; Sen Monnes Anderson; Sen Steiner Hayward; Rep Doherty; Rep Holvey; Rep McLain; Rep Nosse; Rep Piluso; Rep Smith Warner
Relating to employees at public institutions of higher education.
Requires Higher Education Coordinating Commission to ensure that any policy adopted by public institution of higher education for determining whether part-time faculty members are eligible for health care benefits use aggregate total of hours worked by faculty member at all public institutions of higher education.
SB 405 OPPOSE
Bill Sponsor: Sen Ferrioli
Relating to the repeal of the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan; declaring an emergency. Repeals provisions establishing Oregon Retirement Savings Plan.
SB 559 OPPOSE
Bill Sponsor: Sen Knopp; Sen Kruse; Sen Baertschiger Jr; Sen Boquist; Sen Ferrioli; Sen Girod; Sen Hansell; Sen Olsen; Sen Thatcher; Sen Winters; Rep Nearman
Relating to the calculation of final average salary under the Public Employees Retirement System; declaring an emergency.
Changes calculation of final average salary for purposes of Public Employees Retirement System to use five years of salary instead of three years, for salary paid on and after January 1, 2018.
SB 560 OPPOSE
Sen Knopp; Sen Kruse; Sen Baertschiger Jr; Sen Boquist; Sen Ferrioli; Sen Hansell; Sen Olsen; Sen Thatcher; Sen Winters; Rep Nearman
Relating to public employee retirement; declaring an emergency.
Redirects employee contributions made by member of system from individual account program to account to be used to pay for member's pension or other retirement benefits accrued on or after January 1, 2018.
Yes on Measure 97
Kate Brown for Governor
Brad Avakian for Secretary of State
Julie Fahey for State Representative District 14
Phil Barnhardt for State Representative District 11
Paul Holvey for State Representative District 8
Pete Sorenson for Lane County Commissioner
Candidates and issues endorsed by allies and affiliates of United Academics
AFT-Oregon has a well-developed political endorsements page.
They have endorsed Measures 97 and 99.
For statewide office, they endorse Kate Brown, Brad Avakian, and Tobias Read.