Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rep. Whisnant: Stop funding phantom jobs

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation State Representative Gene Whisnant is working on House Bill 2856 which identifies and stops vacant state positions which could end up costing the state as much as $300 million. This bill targets vacant positions … Continue reading

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Oregon continues steady growth

University of Oregon Regional Economic Indexes Press Release provided By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of  Oregon The economic expansion continued across Oregon in February.  Highlights of the report include: Moving average measures of activity – which smooth monthly … Continue reading

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Job growth quality

Release by Josh Lerner, Office of Economic Analysis, Just a quick update on the quality of Oregon’s job growth in recent years. This continues our office’s work on job polarization — the fact that much of the job growth is … Continue reading

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A tax credit to empower volunteer firefighters

Jodi Hack has Tax Credit for Volunteer Firefighters By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation A tax credit for volunteer firefighters is moving forward in the legislative process. Sponsored by Rep. Jodi Hack and ten other representatives, House Bill 3189 would … Continue reading

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Capitol Newsletter: Big government exempt from small lawsuits?

Capitol Newsletter April 2015 Rep. Bill Kennemer: Is big government exempt from small lawsuits Rep. Bill Post: End Anti-Lunch Law Rep. Gene Whisnant: Un-transparent half-billion fund

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Sen. Girod: Spending Limits curb runaway spending

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon State Senator Fred Girod has sponsored a spending limit bill (SB 866) that would limit the growth of government. SB 866 would limit appropriations for general governmental purposes to the lesser of the percentage increase … Continue reading

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Big Government Exempt from Small Lawsuits?

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Rep. Bill Kennemer has introduced a bill, HB 2612, to remove the special treatment mass transit and other governmental bodies has with its exemption from being sued in claims court. The problem arose from … Continue reading

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