Taxpayer Assoc. testifies against slashing mortgage interest deduction

Taxpayer Association of Oregon testifies against bill to cut mortgage interest deduction By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The Taxpayer Association of Oregon testified in the Oregon Human Services and Housing Committee hearing against HB 2006 on March 9. This bill … Continue reading

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Trump Never Meant to Repeal Obamacare

By Eric Shierman Donald Trump ran on Obama’s 2008 healthcare plan. What became the Affordable Care Act was actually Hillary Clinton’s 2008 plan. So both presidents have campaigned against this law, both presidents largely came to accept it, and both … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Motor Voter

Whether you love it or hate it the Motor Voter program is the new reality in Oregon politics.  So in an effort to better understand the political effects of the program let’s dig into some of the statistics. For those … Continue reading

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Hillsboro Senator Wants to Take Old Oregon Gift Card Balances for Schools

By Reagan Knopp Oregon State Senator Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) has an idea. In Senate Bill 113, Riley wants the Oregon Department of Stand Lands to declare the remaining balances of gift cards over five years old as “unclaimed property”. The Department would take … Continue reading

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HB 2006 chips away at mortgage interest deduction

Lawmakers float property tax bill by removing mortgage interest deduction for non-owner occupied homes. By Taxpayer Association of Oregon House Bill 2006 is set for a hearing today in the House Human Services and Housing Committee.   House Bill 2006 would … Continue reading

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Oregonian headline among the most biased

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon I have not seen such a biased headline in a long time as I have seen today with the front page alarm “Poor to be hit the hardest”.     It headlines with a political opinion and … Continue reading

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Income tax increase for homeowner’s bill up today

Income tax increase for homeowner’s bill up today — House Bill 2771 By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, This afternoon the House Revenue Committee will be hearing an income tax increase bill for homeowners House Bill 2771.  House Bill 2771 phases … Continue reading

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Former Candidate: National Popular Vote Compact is Unconstiutional

By Dan Laschober Before the ink had dried on the Electoral College votes which elected Donald Trump as our 45th president, the chattering class was aflutter over the idea of enacting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPV). In Groundhog … Continue reading

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Could Rob Patridge Be Named U.S. Attorney for Oregon?

Chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, announced his resignation from both positions today. This adds fuel to previous rumors that he is being considered by the Trump Administration for the job of … Continue reading

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Free Speech & Unionism Debate at Willamette University

The following event is sponsored by the Freedom Foundation, American Constitution Society for Law And Policy, and The Federalist Society. Is public employees’ free speech protected? After the U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 split in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, 136 … Continue reading

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The Shack: A Celebration of America

By Eric Shierman William Paul Young’s book, The Shack, finally hit theaters last week. This quick, easy read springs forth from the fertile theological ground that is the Portland metro area. A best-selling Christian book, The Shack is considered by … Continue reading

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Oregon Taxpayers, Not Riders, Pay Most Costs of Public Transit Operations

By John A. Charles, Jr. In a recent interview with the Portland Business Journal, Chris Rall of Transportation for America argues for increased state support of public transit service. He says that Oregon only covers three percent of the operating … Continue reading

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Oregon Trump rally show support

Several hundred Trump supporters rallied at Lake Oswego on Saturday. As expected anti-Trump protesters showed up to harass.

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