By Taxpayers Association of Oregon
The Taxpayers Association of Oregon was involved in three races in the Oregon General election that won.
#1. Defeat of Salem Wage Tax 81% to 18%.
The City of Salem wanted to have it own wage tax (24-491) for anyone who worked in Salem, including those people who may travel into Salem (and other cities). This is a huge victory for taxpayers. Oregon Business & Industry valiantly led the coalition. Here is a postcard Taxpayers Association put out on the measure.
#2. School bond defeated 72% to 27%.
The most lopsided school bond of the general election was Scappoose which offered an costly, over-priced school bond. They advertised the cost but failed to mention that the tax rate doubled in a few years and for the majority of the length of the bond. Turnout was nearing 60%!
#3. Abolish Term Limits measure defeated 64% to 35%.
The City of Rogue River tried to abolish term limits for City Councilors. The Taxpayers Association of Oregon issued a voter pamphlet argument claiming that the no-term limit model was a “Joe Biden model” for politics. Taxpayers in Rogue River agreed with us.
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