Taxpayer Association backs Ontario Sales Tax Referendum Petition

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Ontario voters are reviving democracy by launching a referendum repeal petition campaign to stop the newly passed Ontario sales tax.  They are called Stop Ontario Sales Tax. In September, the Ontario politicians quickly voted to … Continue reading

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Stop Healthcare Tax Petition makes ballot, breaks record!

STOP HEALTHCARE TAXES CHIEF PETITIONERS SUCCESSFULLY QUALIFY REFERENDUM Petition submission qualifies over 82,000 signatures with a record-setting 85.43% validity rate for January ballot SALEM, OR. — Today, the Stop Healthcare Taxes Referendum 301 chief petitioners qualified 82,312 signatures with a … Continue reading

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Central Oregon Union Leader Accused of Attempted Church Break-In

By Northwest Spotlight As first reported by The Bulletin, Yajnesa “Yaju” Dharmarajah, is being accused of allegedly attempting to break into the Westside Church in Bend, Oregon. According the Bend paper: Police found Yajnesa “Yaju” Dharmarajah, 43, outside the church … Continue reading

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Immigration Part 3: Could it be too much of a Good Thing?

Warlike Walloons, Japanese and Poles by Wim de Vriend History relates many cases of incompatible combinations of interests, be they economic or ethnic or religious or linguistic, that precipitated serious civic strife and chaos inside some unlucky country.  Civic strife … Continue reading

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Lori Chavez-DeRemer: I’m not running for governor in 2018

By Lori Chavez-DeRemer Oregon needs and deserves great leadership. As Mayor of Happy Valley, I’ve experienced those challenges firsthand. It was my deep desire to provide a positive voice and have an impact on the future of Oregon that lead … Continue reading

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WSJ notes Walden on Equifax

By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon Wall Street Journal Editorial “Hypocrisy and Hacking“, 10/6/17 mentioned Oregon Congressman Greg Walden’s remark on Equifax.  Good article, good comments. Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith faced understandable bipartisan fury on Capitol Hill this … Continue reading

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Petition power! 84,000 want a say on Health Care Tax

Photo Left: Lindsay Berschauer, State Representative Julie Parrish, field director Michelle Miller  and State Representative Cedric Hayden pose next to 84,367 signatures gathered in less than 100 days! By Taxpayer Association of Oregon A big achievement in citizen power and … Continue reading

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Senator Linthicum: How government power corrupts

Dennis Linthicum Oregon State Senate 28 This week I am in Washington, D.C. I, like yourselves have been shocked and horrified by the evil that was committed in Las Vegas a couple of days ago. However, I will not deal … Continue reading

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Tonight: GOP Chair, OFIR founder, plus McIntire Tribute

Oregon Executive Club Speaker Series Wed. Oct 4 at 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way –Event is free, $20 dinner option offered at event We are staring the evening with tributes to the late Don McInitre, co-founder … Continue reading

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Immigration Part 2: Absurd philosophies and immigration

by Wim de Vriend So the simple answer to Eric Shierman’s question was that yes, you can have too much of a ‘good thing’, and that applies to immigration as well.  And if someone’s “free-market, limited-government worldview” causes him to … Continue reading

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Gov. Brown conjures up massive Carbon Tax plan

Governor Kate Brown and certain lawmakers begin drafting a large cap-and-trade carbon tax plan. By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, Governor Brown is at it again. In the works is another new, monstrous tax. A new $600 million dollar per … Continue reading

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Health Care Tax Repeal Petition Deadline! Return ASAP

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The deadline for the referendum petition to repeal the $330 million dollar tax on people’s health insurance and on hospitals is this week.  Today is the last day to get them into the mail (priority) … Continue reading

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Exec-Club: Currier GOP Chair, Ludwick OFIR & McIntire Tribute

Oregon Executive Club Speaker Series Wed. Oct 4 at 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 NE Airport Way –Event is free, $20 dinner option offered at event We are staring the evening with tributes to the late Don McInitre, co-founder … Continue reading

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Multnomah GOP condemns racist attack on Menlo school

Multnomah County Republican Party Condemns Racist Attack On Menlo Park Elementary School By Multnomah County Republican Party, The Multnomah County Republican Party is saddened to learn that two men painted racist slurs on a Menlo Park Elementary School. “Only the … Continue reading

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Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich to Seek Re-Election

Notes Lane County’s Progress; Outlines Goals if Reelected Elmira, OR – Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich announced that he would be seeking a third, 4-year term on the Lane County Board of Commissioners for West Lane Position 1. Since Commissioner … Continue reading

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County sue-first plan ignores government’s opioid role

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Multnomah County filed a $250 million lawsuit in August against drug companies, distributors, and doctors. The county alleges a conspiracy to hide the danger of prescription pain pills in order to promote the widespread, … Continue reading

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Immigration: Could It Be Too Much of a Good Thing?

by Wim de Vriend Recently, Eric Shierman wrote about the RAISE Act, a proposal by US Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue and favored by president Trump, to reduce immigration by half while making it more selective, by prioritizing the … Continue reading

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New gas tax puts Oregon as 5th highest

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon & Foundation Oregon lawmakers just passed $530 million in new vehicle and gas taxes.   Most Oregonians do not know the coming sticker shock and taxes that are heading their way. Here is what the $530 … Continue reading

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Voter Fraud Cases Referred for Criminal Prosecution

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson As Oregon’s chief election officer, my core mission is to maximize voter participation and access, while ensuring election integrity. My office is utilizing new technological tools that will improve election integrity. Through complex data matching … Continue reading

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New initiative clarifies state Constitution on tax, fee increases

Coalition of Oregon business and grassroots groups address abuse of three-fifths requirement on revenue raising legislation PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 13, 2017 – While Oregon’s Constitution requires a three-fifths vote of the legislature to enact legislation that raises state revenue, legislators … Continue reading

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