State employee pay ranks 12th most generous

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon and Taxpayer Association Foundation, Oregon has the 12th highest pay in the U.S. for state public employees. Across the states, the average state employee wage and salary income is about 5.5 percent higher than the … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day

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Giant Property Tax Increase (SJR 3) Advancing

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon A hearing on SJR 3 — a massive property tax increase was held on  Tuesday February 21st in the Senate Finance Committee in the Salem State Capitol. Senate Joint Resolution 3 would dismantle the protections … Continue reading

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Car Ownership Is Not a Crime

By John A. Charles, Jr. A bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would impose a $1,000 ownership tax every five years on automobiles more than 20 years old. Fortunately, leaders of the Republican Party quickly denounced it; … Continue reading

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Navy Seal superstar Congressman Taylor speaking 2/25

Former tough guy and Navy Seal, Congressman Scott Taylor will be a keynote speaker at Oregon’s Liberty Rally this Saturday February 25th. Congressman Taylor served as a SEAL sniper and served in Iraq, Yemen as well as in Central and … Continue reading

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LIVE: HD 18 Nominating Convention

We’re covering the Oregon Republican House District 18 Nominating Convention happening right now in Donald, Oregon. Follow Oregon Catalyst on Twitter to follow along live.

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OPB: Oregon Republican Activists Have Mixed Views On Trump, But Hope Triumphs Over Fear

Oregon Catalyst contributor Jacob Vandever and former Editor Dan Lucas gave their thoughts on Trump along with a number of other well-spoken, Oregon conservative activists in an article by Jeff Mapes for OPB.

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A Book to Improve Your Political Communication

By Eric Shierman Derek Thompson will be presenting his book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction at Powell’s Books next Wednesday. I’ve long been a fan of Thompson’s writing from the days when he was … Continue reading

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Tax Increases: My Line In The Sand

By Jacob Vandever I am a movement conservative.  While I have never been shy about voicing the disagreements I’ve had with other conservatives, at the end of the day if you believe in limited government, free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, and … Continue reading

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Oregon among the broadband boondoggles

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, OregonWatchdog.com As many probably remember, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon was instrumental in defeating a proposal by the City of Lake Oswego to put taxpayers on the hook for $32 million fiber optic network. Government-owned … Continue reading

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Lawmakers’ double property tax!

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Among the first bills introduced this year is HJR 1 which raises two different property taxes on your property!

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Gov. Kate Brown’s transparency pledges clouded by how she governs

Jayne Carroll, Host Jayne Carroll Show, KUIK AM 1360, M-F 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Portland, Oregon Metropolitan area Is “transparency” just the latest evasive “shell game” being played by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to mask her slight of hand and … Continue reading

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Life in a post Trump election world

By Dan Lucas I was not a supporter of Donald Trump in the Republican primaries, and I had enough misgivings about him that I didn’t vote for him in the general election. I would have voted for him if I … Continue reading

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