November 22, 2011 eClips

  • Top beneficiary of Oregon Public Employees Retirement System: Mike Bellotti
  • Oregon Supreme Court rules that Dec. 6 execution of death row inmate Gary Haugen can proceed
  • Top pensioner at Oregon Public Employee Retirement System: Mike Bellotti at $41,000 a month
  • Portland unemployment falls to the nation’s 9 percent level, leaving parts of rural Oregon stuck with high jobless rates
  • Oregon Public Employee Retirement System must release pension information today, judge rules
  • Bellotti is Oregon’s top PERS beneficiary
  • Execution given go-ahead by split court
  • Capital conifer
  • Oregon wineries push back
  • Coordinated care organizations discussed at Bates-Buckley town hall meeting
  • Board of Higher Education appointees confirmed
  • Oregon Minimum Wage rises to $8.80 in 2012
  • C.O. Jobless Rates Mirror State: Stuck in Place
  • Salem Occupies Oregon State Parks
  • Good News For a 4-year College in Central Oregon
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    TOP BENEFICIARY OF OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM: MIKE BELLOTTI

    (Portland Oregonian)The top beneficiary of Oregon’s state pension system is former University of Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti, who retired last year to go to work as an ESPN commentator and now collects a state pension of nearly a half million dollars a year, according to data released to The Oregonian Monday by the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System.
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    OREGON SUPREME COURT RULES THAT DEC. 6 EXECUTION OF DEATH ROW INMATE GARY HAUGEN CAN PROCEED

    (Portland Oregonian)Barring a new legal turn of events, the decision to proceed with a planned Dec. 6 execution of death row inmate Gary Haugen now rests on two people — Gov. John Kitzhaber and Haugen himself.
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    TOP PENSIONER AT OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM: MIKE BELLOTTI AT $41,000 A MONTH

    (Portland Oregonian)The top 10 people who get benefits from the Oregon Public Employee Retirement Systems were made public this afternoon, along with the complete list of pensioners’ compensation.
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    PORTLAND UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS TO THE NATION’S 9 PERCENT LEVEL, LEAVING PARTS OF RURAL OREGON STUCK WITH HIGH JOBLESS RATES

    (Portland Oregonian)Portland’s unemployment rate dipped in October to 9 percent — the same as the national rate — as retail hiring took off in the metro area.
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    OREGON PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT SYSTEM MUST RELEASE PENSION INFORMATION TODAY, JUDGE RULES

    (Portland Oregonian)A Marion County judge today dismissed a last-ditch effort by public employees to block the release of individual pension information for 110,000 retirees by the state pension system.
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    BELLOTTI IS OREGON’S TOP PERS BENEFICIARY

    (Salem Statesman Journal)-No. 1 beneficiary receiving more than $41,000 a month-

    Retired University of Oregon football coach Mike Bellotti receives nearly half a million dollars in pension checks annually from the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System, making him the state’s top public pension beneficiary.
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    EXECUTION GIVEN GO-AHEAD BY SPLIT COURT

    (Salem Statesman Journal)-Petition for new competency hearing denied-

    A divided Oregon Supreme Court issued a decision Monday that green lights the Dec. 6 execution of twice-convicted murderer Gary Haugen.
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    CAPITAL CONIFER

    (Salem Statesman Journal)-Crew of inmates lifts Christmas tree inside the rotunda-

    A grand fir, 30 to 34 feet tall, will have to do as the centerpiece for this year’s Holidays at the Capitol.
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    OREGON WINERIES PUSH BACK

    (Salem Statesman Journal)-Legislation, if passed, could limit shipping of alcoholic products directly to out-of-state consumers, a growing market for Oregon’s wine and beer industry-

    Some Oregon wineries are pushing back against federal legislation they fear will prevent them from directly shipping alcohol to consumers.
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    COORDINATED CARE ORGANIZATIONS DISCUSSED AT BATES-BUCKLEY TOWN HALL MEETING

    (Ashland Daily Tidings)-CCOs would rein in costs for substance abuse, mental health counseling, and dental and long-term care for the Oregon Health Plan-

    Faced with another giant revenue shortfall, two valley legislators beat the drum Monday at a town hall meeting for creation of locally controlled coordinated care organizations.
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    BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION APPOINTEES CONFIRMED

    (Oregon Business Journal)The State Board of Higher Education late Friday announced the Senate confirmation of two new members: Western Oregon University faculy member Emily J. Plec and Eastern Oregon University student Brianna R. Coulombe.
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    OREGON MINIMUM WAGE RISES TO $8.80 IN 2012

    (Oregon Business Report)Oregons minimum wage rate will increase to $8.80 per hour on January 1, 2012.
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    C.O. JOBLESS RATES MIRROR STATE: STUCK IN PLACE

    (KTVZ Bend)Central Oregon unemployment rates were essentially unchanged in October, for the fourth straight month, the state Employment Department reported Monday.
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    SALEM OCCUPIES OREGON STATE PARKS

    (Salem News)-Any rewards for an Occupy movement that fully complied with officials?-

    Occupy Salem has been given a limited number of days to occupy Willson Park which is adjacent to the Oregon State capitol building.
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    GOOD NEWS FOR A 4-YEAR COLLEGE IN CENTRAL OREGON

    (KBND)Its a good sign for those wanting a stand alone four year college in Central Oregon.
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