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Food Stamp Use and Oregon’s Commitment to Help Families

Food Stamp Use and Oregon’s Commitment to Help Families

by Chuck Sheketoff Oregon has one of the nation’s highest use of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, new federal analysis (PDF) shows. That reflects well on Oregon. It’s true that economic hardship leaves many Americans and Oregonians struggling to put food on the table. Too many workers don’t earn […]

Move Across State Lines for $40 a Month?

Move Across State Lines for $40 a Month?

Published October 7, 2014 by Oregon Center for Public Policy By Chuck Sheketoff Say that you’re the sole breadwinner for your family and you earn $100,000 a year in Oregon. Would you pack your belongings and move your family north to Washington for a $40 monthly raise? It’s hard to imagine. That is why any Oregon […]

Minimum wage increase for Oregonians means $312 annually

Minimum wage increase for Oregonians means $312 annually

…Oregon minimum-wage workers will enjoy the second highest state minimum wage in the nation. Only the state of Washington will have a higher state minimum wage. Oregon’s northern neighbor, which also automatically increases its minimum wage according to the cost of living, will see its minimum hourly wage rise to $9.19 on January 1.
As of January 1, Oregon will be one of 19 states plus the District of Columbia with a minimum wage above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which is not scheduled to increase.