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Measure 25: Oregon's minimum wage is set by statute at $6.50 per hour. That minimum wage has applied since January 1999; current law does not adjust the minimum wage for inflation. This measure increases Oregon's minimum wage to $6.90 for calendar year 2003 and requires that minimum wage be increased for inflation in each subsequent year. Requires the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries to calculate the adjustment for inflation each September, based on any increase in the U.S. City Average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumer for All Items that occurred during previous twelve months. Provides that recalculated minimum wage is rounded to nearest five cents and new minimum wage becomes effective January 1 of the following year.

Measure 26-33: Measure would finance Portland Children's Investment Fund to support proven programs designed to help children arrive at school ready to learn, provide safe and constructive after school alternatives for kids, and prevent child abuse and neglect and family violence.

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 84, No. 20

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