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Two Keynote Speakers: Representative Julie Parrish and John Fund Oregon Executive Club Wed. July 5th, 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, Julie Parrish, Oregon State Representative, House District 37 – West Linn and Tualatin. Julie will be giving a critical update … Continue reading
By Lydia White A team of researchers from the University of Washington produced a study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, that measures the effects of Seattle’s minimum wage requirement of $13 per hour. The study* found that … Continue reading
In the following video, Rep. Stark Questions an Oregon State Health official, admits that at least $500,000 of taxpayer dollar will be used to fund abortions because of HB 3391. The questioning begins at the 2:50 mark in the video.
In a letter to Kris Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson defended states’ rights. Richardson told the federal government that the State of Oregon should be allowed to continued to conduct free and fair … Continue reading
Oregon Democrats are concerned that their abuse of power in the Oregon Legislature could be limited by Oregon voters in November 2018. Today at 3 PM, House Democrats are preparing to pass a set of amendments to SB 229 which … Continue reading
From the news in the legislature, it seems like we are going to limp along with a series of band-aid solutions instead of making any major substantive reforms to our tax code or our public pension system. Governor Brown and … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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