The problem with raising tuition. Plus: paid family leave and unemployment in Oregon, worker confidence, and tax receipts

April 14, 2009 | Alex Stone

Why 14 percent tuition won’t work, according to EOI: The Economic Opportunity Institute says big hikes create “sticker shock,” even if they are accompanied by more financial aid for poorer students. | The News Tribune

Opinion: Paid family leave in Oregon: Oregon lawmakers don’t need the business lobby’s blessing to pass a landmark program for paid family leave. They should seek it anyway — or at least address a nagging concern about creeping costs. | Oregon Live

Oregon’s unemployment rate hits 12.1 percent: One of the highest numbers on record as rate leaps from February’s 10.7 percent. | Portland Tribune

Workers’ Confidence About Retirement at Record Low, Survey Says: A record low percentage of workers and retirees are very confident about being financially secure in retirement, according to a survey released today. | Bloomberg

Tax collections once again are below forecast by $55 million: The tax collection report for the one-month period between March 11 and April 10 showed another drop. Tax collections were $55 million lower than the estimate that was made only last month. | The News Tribune

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