Oregon Republican leaders publish legislative agendas

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Senate Republican Office and House Republican Office

Salem, OR – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) and House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement about the 2014 legislative session agendas:

“It is thanks to Democrat support of the Republican agenda during the 2013 special session that we were able to make nearly $5 billion in PERS reforms, provide Oregon small businesses with the largest tax cut in Oregon history and dramatically increase education funding for the first time in a decade. We look forward to working with all legislators to make Oregon a more secure place where everyone has a chance to find a job, save for the future and realize a dream.”

You can find a copy of the Senate Republican legislative agenda here.

You can find a copy of the House Republican legislative agenda here.

 

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  • Britt Storkson

    Most of these proposals have to do with taking state money from one person and giving it to another. There’s nothing in there having to do with freedom and liberty for the average citizen. Very much business as usual and it’s obvious the politicians aren’t serving to those they are supposed to represent

  • Bob Clark

    Hey, bravo to Cascade Policy Institute concerning the education savings account concept in the Senate Republican agenda. More freedom of choice is usually a good thing, especially in formal education; and educational savings account even if limited to those less fortunate is certainly a step towards more individual freedom.

    I like the House Republican agenda item concerning tax credits for college students who actually remain in Oregon after graduating. I had proposed this in an article I wrote back in December in which I opposed the state Treasurer’s Oregon Opportunity Initiative. One of the problems with the Oregon Opportunity Initiative is the State would borrow a large sum of money, pay relatively high interest costs on it, give these borrowed monies away to college students without any requirement the students actually remain in Oregon after graduating so Oregon can benefit from their increased earnings (if there should be any). A better way to help college students with their debt load is to allow fuller deductibility of these human capital investment against subsequent income earnings (on their Oregon tax return which would effectively means working in Oregon).

  • Myke

    Educational incentives might be a wonderful idea to keep intellectual investments in Oregon, if it were not for the minor detail of why would anyone with ambition stay when you have a state that flatly refuses to understand what makes a business want to do business here. Here’s a novel idea. Instead of using the tax code as a means for punitive coercion to redistribution, try using it as a tool for incentify prosperity and giving.

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