Cascade Policy Institute Opposes Measure 97, the “Sales Tax on Steroids”

August 8, 2016  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore. – Cascade Policy Institute’s Board of Directors has voted to oppose Measure 97, the 2.5 percent gross receipts tax on C corporations with Oregon sales above $25 million. It would be the … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, IP28, Measure 97, Oregon Government, Public Employee Unions, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged | 31 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leaders on Gov. Brown’s Measure 97 support

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli House Republican Leader Mike McLane Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement in response to Governor Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97 (also known as Initiative Petition 28): … Continue reading

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Bud Pierce reacts to Kate Brown’s support of IP-28/Measure 97

Bud Pierce for Governor Salem, OR – Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce is disappointed, but not surprised that Gov. Kate Brown is supporting the largest sales tax increase in Oregon’s history, Measure 97, formerly called IP-28. “The choice is clear. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Measure 97, State Taxes | 43 Comments

Will huge new Measure 97 (IP 28) taxes be ‘for the kids’?

by NW Spotlight The public employee unions behind Oregon’s Measure 97 (IP 28) say that the $3 billion per year in new taxes will go “to better fund Oregon’s schools, health care and senior services.” Those new taxes will be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:19 | Posted in Measure 97, State Taxes | 25 Comments

Like a Sales Tax on Steroids

By Steve Buckstein Now that the massive Gross Receipts Tax measure IP 28 will be on Oregon’s November ballot, we likely will see many estimates of its impact on the state economy. An economic research center at Portland State University … Continue reading

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ODOT’s fiscal cliff explained

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon has been spent into a monumental, multi-agency, multi-billion dollar budgetary hole during the past several legislative sessions. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is among the state agencies facing the worst financial challenges for the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:33 | Posted in State Budget, State Taxes, Transportation | 3 Comments

If Gambling Is a Problem, Who Is Responsible?

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kate Brown opposes a plan by the Coquille Indian Tribe to build a casino in Medford. In her public statement, the Governor said she opposes the addition of any more casinos because “even a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Health & Human Services, Leadership, Oregon Government, Oregon Lottery, Political Correctness, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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