Rep. Whisnant: $300 million on phantom employees

Rep. Whisnant on House Bill 2856 : $300 million on phantom employees By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation State Representative Gene Whisnant is working on House Bill 2856 which identifies and stops vacant state positions which could end up costing … Continue reading

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Rep. Hack: A way to boost volunteer firefighters

Representative Jodi Hack has Tax credit for volunteer firefighters moving forward By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation A tax credit for volunteer firefighters is moving forward in the legislative process. Sponsored by Rep. Jodi Hack and ten other representatives, House … Continue reading

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HB 2351 forces one of nation’s highest 911 taxes on Oregon’s jobless!

Don’t force one of the nation’s highest 911 taxes on Oregon’s jobless. No on HB 2351 By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com The 911 tax, House Bill 2351, would make Oregon among the top 10 highest 911 taxes in the … Continue reading

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Portland Set to Approve Public Shaming of Building Owners

By John A. Charles, Jr. For members of the Portland City Council, the end always justifies the means. Their current obsession is energy use in commercial buildings. On April 15 the Council likely will approve a regulation to require the … Continue reading

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5 ways Rand Paul is not making past GOP mistakes

By Jason Williams It does not matter who you support for President to appreciate any candidate who is actively trying to avoid the political mistakes of the past. For a brief moment look at performance (not politics or policy) to … Continue reading

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Kitzhaber ghost returns with 16% business tax hike

House bill 2398: Kitzhaber ghost returns with 16% business tax By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Oregonwatchdog.com The ghost of Kitzhaber has returned to the Oregon State Capitol with a bill he is chief sponsor of which would increase the cost … Continue reading

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Sen. Girod: Spending Limits prevent budget blowouts

State Senator Fred Girod: Spending limit bill would limit the growth of state government By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation State Senator Fred Girod has sponsored a spending limit bill (SB 866) that would limit the growth of government. SB … Continue reading

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