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Oregon Health Authority Salaries Show Sharp Rise Under Saxton

Thursday, December 15, 2016

By Chris Gray, The Lund Report

The state agency has hired 862 more employees since 2013 and increased salaries on upper management by 18 percent, helping to drive a 29 percent overall increase in payroll.

…even as it forecasts a hole of $1.1 billion for the 2017-2019 biennium…

We Respond & Your Comments

Only in government can employees increase dramatically and salaries rise sharply even as you project a big drop in revenue.

But then only in government can you legally pick someone’s pocket, label it his “far share,” call it a “contribution,” and when you spend it tell the guy whose pocket you emptied that it was an “investment.”


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