Oregon Dems’ tax tsunami has started

Oregon Senate Republicans Tax proposals target home mortgages, job training centers, small businesses Salem, OR – The Democrat “Super Majority” is doing little to hide their plans for the 2015 Legislative Session. On Monday, the House Revenue Committee introduced more … Continue reading

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Tough Oregon legislative session coming with increased Dem control

Dems have introduced at least 40 tax increase bills already and Kitz administration has made changes to have taxpayers fund $150K “sex reassignment surgery” starting in January by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) Monday night the Senate Republican Caucus elected our … Continue reading

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The Governor’s Budget: Much More Than Beer Money

By Steve Buckstein Governor John Kitzhaber released his proposed 2015-17 budget this week. Critics were quick to argue that it’s either too much or too little, depending on their point of view. Media reports focused on his General Fund budget … Continue reading

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ODOT wants to tax you per mile

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Readers should make no mistake. ODOT and many political leaders foresee Oregon as being the first state to initiate and implement a vehicle mileage tax. Oregon is the first state in the nation to establish a … Continue reading

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Vote NO on Ballot Measure 86

Measure 86 authorizes borrowing a maximum of around $4.3 billion in new debt by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon voters will be asked to decide nearly a dozen ballot measures in the November general election. In my opinion, these measures contain … Continue reading

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Don’t Pay Twice for Public Education

By Steve Buckstein Last week, the American College Testing organization (ACT) released the results of its national college admissions examination consisting of tests in English, Reading, Math, and Science. Thirty-six percent of Oregon’s 2014 high school graduates took the tests. … Continue reading

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Graph: 40+ years of Oregon taxes

by Dan Lucas In researching an article on property taxes a few weeks ago I ran across some good historical data on Oregon tax collections in a February 2014 research report from the Oregon Legislative Revenue Office (LRO). I used the … Continue reading

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