No Taxes on Family Gifts

Common Sense for Oregon Picture this scenario: the year is 2017. Oregon’s economy has rebounded nicely from the Great Recession. More people are moving into the state, and more people – including business owners, farmers and families – are staying … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in State Taxes, Taxes | 7 Comments

Expatriates on the Rise

Billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump created a political uproar when he declared that: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Abuse, Illegal Immigration, Land Use Laws, President Obama, State Taxes, Taxes | 15 Comments

Am I accountable for the abortions I fund?

by Dan Lucas In the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion. Since that ruling, there have been more than 53 million abortions in the U.S. That’s more lives stopped than the entire population of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Abortion, Religious Liberty, State Taxes, Taxes | 172 Comments

Will “Free” Tuition Make College Cost More?

By Thomas Tullis On July 17, Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 81, the “Oregon Promise” legislation that allocates $10 million to a “free” community college tuition program for Oregon students. With college tuition having increased ten-fold over the last … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Government Spending, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments

Yes, we should make the kicker better

by Reagan Knopp This week, the Oregon Legislature adjourned Sine Die. Many were surprised that the kicker did not receive any significant changes. Many strongly believe the kicker law — which returns excess revenue collect by the state to taxpayers … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in State Budget, State Taxes | 5 Comments

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

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