Governor Brown Wants Oregonians to “Take One for the Global Team” over CO2

By John A. Charles, Jr. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced her intention to pass legislation in the short session of 2018 to place a regulatory limit on emissions of carbon dioxide by large industrial sources. Once a company exceeds … Continue reading

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Voter Fraud Cases Referred for Criminal Prosecution

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson As Oregon’s chief election officer, my core mission is to maximize voter participation and access, while ensuring election integrity. My office is utilizing new technological tools that will improve election integrity. Through complex data matching … Continue reading

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$20 Trillion: Not With a Bang But a Whimper

Last week after President Trump signed a bipartisan agreement to increase the debt ceiling for three months the United States National Debt broke $20 Trillion dollars.  So the long time bipartisan tradition of not tackling our government spending problem continues. … Continue reading

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New initiative clarifies state Constitution on tax, fee increases

Coalition of Oregon business and grassroots groups address abuse of three-fifths requirement on revenue raising legislation PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 13, 2017 – While Oregon’s Constitution requires a three-fifths vote of the legislature to enact legislation that raises state revenue, legislators … Continue reading

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Rock album foretell Gorge fire?

Random thoughts: Gorge fire, album cover, punishments for offenders. By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon Upon hiking the Gorge’s Eagle Creek a few months ago, I came upon hikers who shared the tale that Eagle Creek’s Punch Bowl Falls … Continue reading

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Oregon’s New Health Care Taxes Are Unjustifiable

By Lydia White Soon after the Oregon Legislature passed a bill last summer which was expected to generate $550 million of tax revenue to help pay for Medicaid, the state found that nearly 45% of all Medicaid recipients are currently ineligible … Continue reading

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Remember 9/11: Final phone message

By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon In remembrance of 9/11 today, I leave behind this meme I found of the last words of 9/11 victim, Brian Sweeney, who was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 175.  This is his … Continue reading

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Rep. Knute Buehler: PERS crisis hurts our schools

By State Representative Knute Buehler This month, Oregon students and teachers begin returning to one of the better funded public education systems in the country. The National Education Association, the largest teacher’s union, estimates Oregon’s spending per student in 2017 … Continue reading

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DACA: What Are We Even Fighting About?

Regardless of how you feel about President Obama’s 2012 policy Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, better known as DACA, it in all likelihood would be struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. Earlier today President Trump Tweeted: Before that … Continue reading

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Rep. Werner Reschke Urges Repeal Senate Bill 719

By Representative E. Werner Reschke >> Visit www.repeal719.com for more details. << Our system of government is both unique and powerful with “We The People” being in charge. This is a captivating concept where the people in the United States of … Continue reading

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Executive Club 9/6 — Unveiling Governments Bets Kept Secrets

How posting all public spending online is uncovering government’s best kept secrets By speaker Adam Andrzejewski, Founder Open the books and Forbes writer Wed. Sept 6th 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way Event is free – $20 … Continue reading

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Time to Stop Forcing Union Membership

By Steve Buckstein and Kathryn Hickok Everyone knows today is Labor Day, but did you know that August 20-26 was National Employee Freedom Week? National Employee Freedom Week is a national effort to inform union members about their freedom to opt … Continue reading

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Exec-Club 9/6 — Unveiling Governments Best Kept Secrets

How posting all public spending online is uncovering government’s best kept secrets  By speaker Adam Andrzejewski, Founder Open the books and Forbes writer Wed. Sept 6th 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way Event is free – $20 … Continue reading

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Oregon Takes a Big Step to Battle Opioid Overdoses

By Steve Buckstein For a variety of reasons, many Americans are becoming addicted to both legal and illegal opioid drugs, risking overdose and death. Oregon just made it easier for friends and family members of those at risk to save … Continue reading

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Kicker Envy, Reprise

By Steve Buckstein In May we told you about the income tax refund Oregon taxpayers may receive when you file your state income tax return in 2018. State economists now confirm that those refunds will be credited against your tax … Continue reading

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I Love The Kicker and So Should You

Hallelujah Hallelujah, let the church bells ring!  Great news Oregonians! The Economic Growth Fairy is on its way to leave you a present under your pillow in the form of a brand spanking new Kicker rebate.  While the Kicker may … Continue reading

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Calculate your Kicker Income Tax Refund

Taxpayers win as the Oregon Income Tax Refund Kicker will officially kick this year By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Good news for taxpayers as the state announced that the Oregon economy boomed so much that the State took in $464 … Continue reading

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The Right to Choose or Reject Union Representation Respects Workers

By Kathryn Hickok Why do many workers choose to opt out of union membership? Some believe they can make better use of their money than giving it to a union. Others “vote with their feet” against what they perceive to … Continue reading

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Not forgetting the three who died in Charlottesville

By Jason Williams, The Charlottesville death of Heather Heyer represents a threat to our right to protest from violence, and the troopers (H.Jay Cullen, Berke M.M. Bates) represent our rights to be protected from political harassment and violence.    Trump and … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate leadership stands together against hate, violence

SALEM, Ore.-Sens. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, and Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, released the following statement in response to the recent wave of violence:   “There is no place for hate, violence and intolerance in our state or anywhere … Continue reading

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