Oregon House & Senate GOP on failed transportation package

Republicans refuse to increase gas tax twice – Dems have left Oregonians with a hidden gas tax and no improvements to roads and bridges Oregon House Republican Office Salem, OR – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, State Taxes, Transportation | 4 Comments

Dems seeking tax increase end-around with HB 2093

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Oregon voters explicitly stated at the ballot box that they wanted to limit the Legislature’s ability to increase taxes. They installed a 3/5 “supermajority” rule, requiring any tax increase to gain the support of 36 … Continue reading

Posted by at 01:39 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, State Taxes | Leave a comment

Don’t Steal the Kicker

By Steve Buckstein Would you like to pay $284 less in Oregon personal income tax next year? That’s what the average taxpayer may save if Oregon’s constitutional kicker law is allowed to take effect. The kicker law requires that if … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Spending, Oregon Government, Oregon House, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Dems continue to circumvent Oregon Constitution to raise taxes

They truly believe that there is no limit to the good that they can do with other peoples’ money by Sen. Doug Whitsett Despite having nearly $2 billion more in revenue than ever before, members of Oregon’s majority political party … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget, State Taxes | 8 Comments

Oregon House Dems give tax breaks exclusively to Portland

Oregon House Republicans Ineffective Proposal, HB 3246, Prohibits Non-Portland Residents From Applying For Energy-Related Tax Relief Salem, OR – On a near party-line vote, the Oregon House voted in favor of House Bill 3246, Democrat-sponsored legislation that gives “energy efficient … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, State Taxes | 2 Comments

A Generational Mistake

By Steve Buckstein The Oregon Supreme Court last week struck down key 2013 legislative reforms to the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) that would have saved taxpayers billions of dollars. The Court in effect added some $5 billion back … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:30 | Posted in Economy, Government reform, Oregon Government, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , | 21 Comments

Oregon Dems play politics with K-12 funding

Oregon House Republican Office House Democrats Pass Inadequate Funding Bill That Shortchanges Oregon Students, Teachers and Schools – House Republicans Called for Increased, Stable Funding for K-12 Education Salem, OR – On a party-line vote, and despite concerns from dozens … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget, State Taxes | 6 Comments

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