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Oregon 4-year university tuitions jumped 59% over 15 years

Oregon four-year public university tuition and fees went from $7,073 in 2004-05 to $11,220 in 2019-20, the 24th largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Oregon legislators make base salary of $31,200 per year

State lawmakers in Oregon now draw a base salary of $31,200 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Oregon community college tuitions jumped 45% over 15 years

Oregon two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $3,878 in 2004-05 to $5,624 in 2019-20, the 22nd largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Oregon governor makes annual salary of $98,000

The governor of Oregon now draws a yearly salary of $98,000, the fourth lowest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Oregon K-12 schools spent $8.6 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Oregon spent an estimated $8.6 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 3 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Oregon children in foster care numbered 7,577 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Oregon at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 7,577, a 5 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

43 jurisdictions, not including Oregon, require sales tax collections for online purchases

Oregon is not among the jurisdictions where sales tax collections are required for out-of-state purchases in the wake of the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision last year, according to an analysis by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Oregon K-12 schools paid out $13,378 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Oregon spent $13,378 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 22nd highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

10.6% of Oregon residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Oregon residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 10.6 percent of the state’s population, the 34th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Oregon offers 146 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Oregon number 146, the third highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Oregon schools get 42% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Forty-two percent of Oregon public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the 25th highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Oregon reach $4.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Oregon amount to $4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 23rd highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Oregon averaged $63,061

Teachers’ salaries in Oregon averaged $63,061 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 12th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Oregon reach $2.6 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Oregon amount to $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 27th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Oregon’s public pensions are 71.4 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Oregon’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 71.4 percent of the total, the 23rd highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Oregon reach $11.8 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Oregon amount to $11.8 billion, the 25th highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Medford’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Oregon

The Medford metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Oregon, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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