Comparing Ponzi Schemes between Bernie Madoff and Gov. Kate Brown

Ad campaign compares Ponzi Schemes between Bernie Madoff and Gov. Kate Brown By the Self-Serving Politicians are Driving Oregon into Bankruptcy Coalition April 26, 2017 — The Self-Serving Politicians are Driving Oregon into Bankruptcy Coalition has begun a statewide ad … Continue reading

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Oregon Might Join the 21st Century on Ride-sharing

By Steven Greenhut Oregon has a reputation as young and hip, given the vibrant tech economy in cities like Portland, Eugene and Salem. But the Beaver State sometimes also shows a stodgy resistance to newfangled ideas. After all, this is a … Continue reading

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Arizona’s Universal Education Savings Account Law: A “Breakthrough” in Education Financing for Students Today

By Kathryn Hickok Six years ago, Arizona became the first state to pass an Education Savings Account law for some K-12 students. Earlier this month, Arizona lawmakers passed a new ESA bill which expands the program eligibility to include all … Continue reading

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The Poor Aren’t Getting Poorer

Bruce Sacerdote, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, has submitted a new paper to the National Bureau of Economic Research tackling a vexing measurement error problem in tracking the growth of income over the past fifty years. Despite popular perceptions … Continue reading

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The Reshaping of Conservative Media

Bill O’Reilly leaving Fox News marks the end of an era for American conservative media.  For years O’Reilly has been a ratings juggernaut in the world of cable news.  O’Reilly’s departure is saddening to many of his long time fans … Continue reading

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Rebecca Tweed wins 17th annual Thomas Jefferson Award

Rebecca Tweed wins 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The 17th annual Thomas Jefferson Award was awarded to Rebecca Tweed on the Jayne Carroll Radio Program KUIK 1360.   Rebecca Tweed was recognized for her vital role in … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson Award winner TBA on radio today

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The 17th annual Thomas Jefferson Award winner will be announced on the Jayne Carroll Radio Program on KUIK 1360 today at prime drive time 5:00pm.   All Oregonians can listen in live via the internet at … Continue reading

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Knute Buehler: Urban and Rural Oregonian

At first glance, State Representative Knute Buehler (R-Bend), is exactly what you’d expect from by looking at his resume. Buehler was born in Roseburg, played Baseball at Oregon State, received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, and now represents … Continue reading

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Deeply Saddened

Some may already have seen the headlines, but for those who have not, it is with deep sadness that we must report the wife of Oregon State Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr. passed away on Saturday night. Leta Baertschiger was involved in a pedestrian-vehicle collision. She was … Continue reading

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Legislature scheming up $250 million health insurance tax

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Oregon’s Legislature now appears ready to consider adding to the costs of already-expensive health insurance.  While a bill for consideration has not yet been finalized, some discussions have begun that could lead to a tax … Continue reading

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Education Savings Accounts Can Help Students Without Hurting Public Schools

By Steve Buckstein School choice programs allow students to choose schools or other educational resources and pay for them with a portion of the tax funding that otherwise would go to the public school assigned to them by their ZIP … Continue reading

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Bud Pierce: Let’s Improve Oregon’s Term Limits Law

By Dr. Bud Pierce In 1859, Oregon became America’s 33rd state. The authors of Oregon’s Constitution wisely term limited Oregon’s Governor, Secretary of State, and Treasurer. These founding citizens realized that politicians consolidate power when elected to political office. With … Continue reading

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Waiting For Oregon’s Superman

I was born in 1992, meaning that Oregon has not had a single Republican Governor in my lifetime.  It is no secret that one of my greatest aspiration is to have a Republican move into Mahonia hall before I die. … Continue reading

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