Oregon Gubernatorial Race Rated Likely Democrat for 2018

In 2016, Oregon Republicans broke their statewide losing streak. Dennis Richardson became the first Republican elected statewide since Gordon Smith won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2002. Richardson’s win led to rampant speculation about the potential of electing a … Continue reading

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Trump’s apprenticeship message to young adults: “There is dignity in every honest job”

By Kathryn Hickok President Donald Trump stressed the dignity of work in a speech June 16 promoting his Apprenticeship Initiative for young workers. “Today, this is the message I want every young American to hear: there is dignity in every honest … Continue reading

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Legislature Shifts Gears: Massive Small Business Tax on Tap

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Tax Alert #3 – Small Business Tax Increase After a Session spent seeking a huge new tax scheme that would dramatically increase taxes on larger businesses and burden consumers with higher prices and employees with … Continue reading

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Return of The Kitz

The big news this last week has been the decision by federal prosecutors to not charge former Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell v. the United States, it has become more difficult … Continue reading

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Who says Oregon pays public school teachers more than other states? The National Education Association, that’s who!

By Steve Buckstein As Oregon legislators wrestle with how much money to spend on public education, advocates claim that we spend too little compared to other states. They demand that legislators spend more, and raise taxes to do it. But, … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Term Limits

As you may have noticed, former Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce has filed a ballot measure proposal to implement term limits in Oregon. The proposal would make it so any individual would only be able to serve 8 years in … Continue reading

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7 Fatal Flaws of “Son of 97” business Sales Tax — HB 2830

Seven Fatal Flaws of “Son of 97” Tax — HB 2830 *** Hearing Today *** By Taxpayer Association of Oregon 1. Taxes go up for everyone except big business which are rewarded with tax cut 2. Creates double taxation 3. … Continue reading

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Tax Alert — Tax on health care and hospitals

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Oregon’s Legislature now appears ready to consider adding to the costs of already-expensive health insurance. Your elected State Lawmaker is being pressured to vote on two BRAND NEW TAXES on healthcare plans and hospitals. House … Continue reading

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The Paris Agreement Was Symbolism over Substance, Leaving Was the Right Call

By John A. Charles, Jr. President Trump made the right call June 1 when he terminated participation by the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement. The central problem with the Paris agreement was that the alleged benefits were speculative, long-term, and … Continue reading

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Take Our Official 2018 Republican Governor Primary Poll

Last month, we created a Twitter poll to test rumored candidates for the 2018 Republican Gubernatorial Primary. Based on your feedback, we’ve created a full online poll which everyone can participate in. Please take the poll and share it with … Continue reading

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Rep. Nearman: Honoring ‘innocent until proven guilty’ for my staff (Guest opinion for The Oregonian)

Rep. Mike Nearman wrote an op-ed in The Oregonian that is certainly worth reading. Those of us who run for the legislature do so because we believe in bringing about positive changes for those whom we serve. We can make … Continue reading

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The Problem with Ballot Measures

If you have spent any time paying attention to politics in Oregon, then you know that the citizen initiative process is a huge part of how we do things around here.  While at times the ballot initiative process can be … Continue reading

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Max attack heroes remembered at Executive Club

By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Last night at the Oregon Executive Club, a monthly gathering of conservative activists, time was taken out of the normal program to pay tribute and honor the two brave gentlemen that stood up … Continue reading

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