Rep. Post: Slow justice shouldn’t penalize injury victims

State Representative Bill Post on HB 3101: Slow Justice shouldn’t penalize injury victims By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, State Representative Bill Post has sponsored House Bill 3101 that protects accident injury victims from collection agencies while they are awaiting … Continue reading

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Sen. Olsen: No more secret bills

Sen. Alan Olsen submits SB 435 and demands “No more secret bills!” as a call to end anonymous bills and amendments. By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, Oregon State Senator Alan Olsen’s SB 435 would eliminate anonymous mystery bill amendments … Continue reading

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Rep. Whisnant: No excuse for “un-transparent” half-billion fund

Rep. Whisnant: No excuse “un-transparent” half-billion fund By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation State Representative Gene Whisnant believes no tax dollar should go unnoticed — especially if it is a half billion education fund that lacks the basic tenants of … Continue reading

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TriMet’s Great Disappearing Act

By John A. Charles, Jr. During the 2003 session of the Oregon State Legislature, TriMet sought an increase in the regional payroll tax rate. In public testimony, TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen said, “TriMet’s proposed payroll tax increase will be … Continue reading

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HB 3177: Raise billions in taxes with fewer votes

HB 3177 is up for a hearing today and allows fewer votes needed to raise billions in new taxes By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com It appears that HB 3177 could make it easier for politicians to raise billions in … Continue reading

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Mailer hits Rep. Gomberg on Low Carbon vote (gas tax)

By Political Update, A mailing was sent into State Representative’s David Gomberg’s district over the SB 324 Low Carbon Standard (hidden gas tax) bill.  The mailing was put out by Session Watch. The mailing emphasizes how the SB 324 Low … Continue reading

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Is Your Five-Year-Old Ready for Full-Day Kindergarten?

By Kathryn Hickok The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lower Oregon’s compulsory, full-time school age from seven to five. Senate Bill 321 was heard in the Education Committee on March 5. Most children start at least … Continue reading

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