Personal ‘kicker’ of $402 million – first time since 2007

by NW Spotlight The State of Oregon’s September 2015 Economic and Revenue Forecast was released today. The personal ‘kicker’ will be $402 million. The Oregonian reported “Oregon taxpayers will receive a smaller-than-expected ‘kicker’ tax rebate,” with a “median payout of … Continue reading

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Purveyors of green energy profit at expense of people in poverty

by Sen. Doug Whitsett President Obama has selected the illegal expansion of EPA administrative authority as his tool of choice to ignore both the rule of law and the orders of the U.S. Supreme Court The stated goal of President … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Government Overreach, Green Energy, President Obama, Uncategorized | 22 Comments

Put Individual Rights Above Those of Powerful Unions

By Steve Buckstein By the time the U.S. Supreme Court rules in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case next June, Rebecca Friedrichs may be the most well-known public school teacher in America—and the most controversial. She is asking the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 1st Amendment, Initiative & Referendum, Labor, Public Employee Unions, Right-to-Work, State Government, Uncategorized, Unions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

New poll says Oregon voters ready for third major party

Independent Party of Oregon SALEM – The Independent Party of Oregon yesterday released a poll showing strong support for a third major party. Key findings Fewer than half of Oregon voters surveyed hold a favorable impression of either the Democratic … Continue reading

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Have Lunch with Mark Skousen and Cascade Policy Institute

Register online here for the August 14th Luncheon Cascade Policy Institute presents Professor Mark Skousen named “one of the top 20 most influential living economists” as he reveals What Hidden Forces Lead to Economic Growth and a Higher Standard of … Continue reading

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Youth Essay Winner — Downfall of a Portland Liberal

This is the Honors Award winning essay in the 2015 Next Generation Essay contest sponsored by the Taxpayer Association of Oregon. Portland, Irony & the Downfall of a Liberal By Xander Almeida Portland My pilgrimage in worldview can be described … Continue reading

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Sen. Boquist: Two bills worthy to save

Oregon State Senator has two bills left to pass before the maddening deadline By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Senator Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) is working hard as the legislative session grows more intense. “Nobody is safe until after July 11, 2015, … Continue reading

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