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Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

If the prices on everyday items seem more expensive, you’re probably not alone. In fact, a recent survey of Consumer Price Index–the non-partisan research-based metric that measures the cost of everyday items from breakfast cereal to sneakers to transportation and medical care) reports the cost of goods for has risen an average 2.5 percent over… Continue Reading Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019

Other bills signed into law

Disability Rights Oregon tracked many other bills during the 2017 legislative session. Many of those fell outside of our legislative agenda. Below are the ones that the Governor signed into law. Mental Health Conditions SB 64 Renames “mental disease or defect” to “qualifying mental disorder” in criminal and certain juvenile statutes. Effective date, January 1,… Continue Reading Other bills signed into law

Memorial Day

On this day, I stop to recall the sacrifices made by our armed forces and I also think about others who have committed their lives to the pursuit of a more just society. Continue Reading Memorial Day