From the Oregonian, 3/26/2013: “I’m not going to add any fuel to their fire,” she said. “My comments are not printable.”
In other news, the Democrats have released their PERS reform plan:
— Retirees would receive the current 2 percent increase on the first $20,000 of retirement income. The COLA would decrease to 1.5 percent on income between $20,001 and $40,000, 1 percent on income from $40,001 to $60,000, and 0.25 percent on income above $60,000. That saves $400 million.
— The PERS board would be asked to set aside $350 million in employer increases that were supposed to be paid into the retirement system over the 2013-15 biennium. Devlin and Buckley said that would give the state time to recover some of the money lost to the stock market dive of 2008.
Looks like Gottfredson can give the faculty merit raises *and* keep Kilkenny’s baseball program. Or dump baseball and get the faculty up to our comparators.