Petunia, the Pork Detective, spent the weekend at the Oregon State Fair. Her helpers asked fair attendees their thoughts on Cover Oregon. Specifically, attendees were asked their opinion on the estimated $350 million dollars wasted on the Cover Oregon website.
KATU listened to local mother, Kim Sordyl, explain her shock at Portland Public School's use of high paid community engagement officers and government affairs officers, while classroom size grows, programs are cut and teachers are laid off. The five positions highlighted in this KATU report adds up to almost a half a million dollars. All the while a local group, the Ainsworth Foundation, actively fundraises over $300,000 annually to retain teachers and programs.