“Gov. Kate Brown’s task force is weighing almost uniformly terrible ways to reduce the $24 billion unfunded liability of the state pension system.
The task force is trying to come up with $5 billion for the Public Employees Retirement System. The brainstorming includes dinging Oregonians with taxes, fees, surcharges and raids on state funds and selling off state assets. But when legislators and the governor showed an unwillingness when the Legislature was in session to pursue PERS reforms, why should Oregonians put up with any of this nonsense?”