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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2017

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2017

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

Every Generation Is A "Me" Generation

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2014

TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler Talks PERS And More

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2014

MONDAY: Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing a bill that he says will save the state billions on its public pension system over the next 20 years.

The Salem Statesman Journal Adds Pages

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Salem Statesman Journal is adding 60 pages a week to the paper in hopes it will increase circulation.

Retirement Is Up Among Oregonians

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2013

MONDAY: Looming cuts to public pensions and an improving economy are prompting more Oregonians to retire.

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2013

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Update From Salem

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2013

Will there be a special session to create a new "grand bargain" on pension cuts and taxes?

Oregon's Legislature Finishes Session

OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2013

The Oregon Legislative Assembly finished its session with a flurry of bills but no big changes to PERS or taxes

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Nears End

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2013

Lawmakers in Salem are pushing to adjourn their session in time for the Fourth of July holiday. They have a clutch of bills to finish before then.

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2013

We'll catch up with the governor about some of his priorities for the last month of the legislative session.

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2013

We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.

Competing PERS Reform Plans

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2013

Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature are pushing different proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.

News Roundtable: March 29, 2013

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2013

We'll review the top regional and local news of the week.

An Hour With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2013

Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.

Lawmakers Get Down To Business With Budget

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2013

The co-chairs of the Ways & Means committee released their budget plan earlier this week. We'll dig into what it means for the session and the state.

The Legal Debate Over PERS

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 20, 2013

What are the legal arguments for and against Governor Kitzhaber's proposed changes to PERS?

PERS Follow-Up

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2011

We continue our conversation about the now-public benefits of retirees in Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System with its director and others.