By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The House’s radical rewrite of the timber tax died in conference committee. The base timber tax, which funds programs in the Dept of Forestry and at the OSU forestry school has been repealed because of the House’s insistence. President Courtney explained the mess on the Senate floor.
The timber tax was part of a plan to jack up taxes timber products while many timber towns were still suffering from the wildfires. The timber tax was one of the few big tax bills to pass in the Legislature. Now it is dead.