Sen. Linthicum: Numbers show Oregon’s failed budget

By Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum, A well-balanced, realistic policy-making approach could pave the way toward long term fiscal solvency and achieve investment goals for Oregon’s future. As I entered my first legislative session, I anticipated Democrats and Republicans would … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Launches Grassroots Petitioning Improvement

SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced an administrative rule change to empower grassroots petitioners who are filing ballot initiatives. As it stands today, opponents of a ballot initiative can manipulate the initiative process by challenging ballot … Continue reading

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Despite “Crisis” State Budget Grows 10%

Despite Supposed “Crisis,” Legislature’s Budget Grows 10 Percent By Matt Evans Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session began with laments of a “budget crisis” and “shortfall” from the Democratic majority and their friends in the news media. To … Continue reading

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Congress should pass permanent net neutrality rules unburdened by Title II public utility regulations

By NW Spotlight The internet is an engine of innovation, generating billions in economic activity and millions of jobs. This technological revolution has transformed our economy and changed the way we work and communicate. This makes the July 12 net … Continue reading

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Rep. Esquivel: Anti-gun rights bill passes House.

by Oregon State Representative Sal Esquivel I would like to thank everyone for their emails regarding Senate Bill 719.  Our office received approximately 2500 emails – Vote NO emails. As you know I am a very dedicated Second Amendment advocate … Continue reading

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$5 Billion gas, car tax (Hb 2017) on already overpaying Oregonians

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregon already pays more in gas taxes than the average state (19th highest), but that is not stopping politicians from passing a $5.3 billion multi-tax plan (Hb 2017) that will hit taxpayers in nearly a … Continue reading

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Exec-Club: Rep. Julie Parrish, National Review’s John Fund!!!

Two Keynote Speakers: Representative Julie Parrish and John Fund Oregon Executive Club Wed. July 5th, 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, Julie Parrish, Oregon State Representative, House District 37 – West Linn and Tualatin.  Julie will be giving a critical update … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislative Committee Moves HB 3391: Expands Abortion, Coerces People & Organizations to Pay for Abortions

By Oregon Right to Life To ask your elected officials to vote no on HB 3391, please click here. Today the Joint Ways and Means Sub-Committee on Human Services passed out House Bill 3391 to the full Ways and Means Committee … Continue reading

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Legislature Shifts Gears: Massive Small Business Tax on Tap

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Tax Alert #3 – Small Business Tax Increase After a Session spent seeking a huge new tax scheme that would dramatically increase taxes on larger businesses and burden consumers with higher prices and employees with … Continue reading

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7 Fatal Flaws of “Son of 97” business Sales Tax — HB 2830

Seven Fatal Flaws of “Son of 97” Tax — HB 2830 *** Hearing Today *** By Taxpayer Association of Oregon 1. Taxes go up for everyone except big business which are rewarded with tax cut 2. Creates double taxation 3. … Continue reading

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Tax Alert — Tax on health care and hospitals

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Oregon’s Legislature now appears ready to consider adding to the costs of already-expensive health insurance. Your elected State Lawmaker is being pressured to vote on two BRAND NEW TAXES on healthcare plans and hospitals. House … Continue reading

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Max attack heroes remembered at Executive Club

By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Last night at the Oregon Executive Club, a monthly gathering of conservative activists, time was taken out of the normal program to pay tribute and honor the two brave gentlemen that stood up … Continue reading

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Who Needs Paris: U.S. CO2 Reductions Astonishing Without Paris Agreement

U.S. CO2 Emissions down 14% since 2007 peak, and within 3% of 1990 level By Bob Clark While considering President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, it is important to understand U.S. carbon dioxide emissions are steadily … Continue reading

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Executive Club Tonight: Important 4 person Legislative update

Oregon Executive Club Speaker Series Wed. June 7 at 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way –Event is free, $20 dinner option offered at event The Legislature is looking at $11 billion in new taxes during the final … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate Committee Votes Out SB 494, Endangers Patients with Mental Illness or Dementia

By Oregon Right to Life Yesterday the Oregon Senate Rules Committee passed out Senate Bill 494 on a party-line vote. Touted as a “simple update” to Oregon’s current advance directive, this bill is designed to allow for the starving and … Continue reading

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Responding to the Open Letter to Oregon Republican Leadership

By James Buchal In an “Open Letter,” former Republicans John Boylston and Patrick DeKlotz falsely attack Republican leaders for “failing to address hateful actions and rhetoric”. They go further and falsely accuse me as Chairman of the Multnomah County Republican Party … Continue reading

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All star panel addresses coming Legislative threats

Oregon Executive Club Speaker Series Wed. June 7  at  7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way –Event is free, $20 dinner option offered at event The Legislature is looking at $11 billion in new taxes during the final … Continue reading

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Mayor Wheeler Cancels Free Speech – Oregon GOP Responds

Wilsonville, OR– The Oregon Republican Party issued the following statement from Chairman Bill Currier in reaction to Portland Mayor Wheeler’s attempt to ban political demonstrations whose message he doesn’t favor, as well as other statements and events this past weekend. … Continue reading

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Comparison of Tax Burden for Retirees by State – Kiplinger Guide Review

By Bob Clark Ever since I retired in the year 2005 I’ve been interested in moving to a place with a lower tax burden than that of Oregon, where I grew up and still reside.  So far, the farthest I … Continue reading

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Open Letter: Oregon Republican Leadership Must Stand Up for Equality and Love as Well as Liberty

Some Oregon Republican leaders failed in their response to the horrendous actions of Jeremy Christian. We are not surprised. Failing to adequately address hateful actions and rhetoric has become a trend with many in today’s GOP leadership. Today, all Republicans … Continue reading

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