Oregon Dem introduces 5% sales tax bill

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by NW Spotlight

Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) has introduced House Joint Resolution 28 – which would refer an amendment to the Oregon Constitution to voters to adopt a 5% sales tax.

Rep. Read is one of three Democrats reported on last December who think the time is right for a sales tax for Oregon.

As was noted in Oregon Catalyst back in November, state spending in Oregon doubled in ten years, growing from $30 billion to $60 billion. The Oregon All Funds budget doubled from the budget ending in 2001 to the budget ending in 2011. The state’s General and Lottery Funds’ budget, a subset of the All Funds budget, went up by 35% during that same time.

 

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