Williams is a life-long taxpayer advocate who has archived the state’s largest collection of government waste. Jason heads both the Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation and its sister organization, Taxpayer Association of Oregon.

PORTLAND CLOSE TO BREAKING GAS PRICE RECORD

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation Anyone pumping a vehicle with gas knows the prices have soared—hitting a 10-year record—and they’re much higher on the West Coast than anywhere else in the nation. In Portland, where the price of a gallon of gas hit $3.98, motorists soon may see the city’s second-highest price for fuel…

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CAPITAL GAINS TAX TO DEFEND TENANTS FACING EVICTION ON MAY BALLOT

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation In May, voters in Multnomah County will vote on implementing an adjustable 0.75% capital gains tax to provide free lawyers to tenants being evicted. Portland and Multnomah County already subsidize legal defense for low-income renters facing eviction. Backers needed 22,686 valid signatures to qualify the measure for the May…

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Capital gains tax to defend tenants facing eviction on May ballot

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation In May, voters in Multnomah County will vote on implementing an adjustable 0.75% capital gains tax to provide free lawyers to tenants being evicted. Portland and Multnomah County already subsidize legal defense for low-income renters facing eviction. Backers needed 22,686 valid signatures to qualify the measure for the May…

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FARMERS CONCERNED OVER TAX

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation  Oregon farmers and foresters are outraged by a proposed 1.5% tax on retail off-road equipment sales and rentals to raise money to curb diesel emissions in the Portland metro area. House Bill 3158 would add taxes on wheat combines, road-grading equipment, and other machinery used by the state’s farmers…

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21% ALL RENTERS LIVE IN POVERTY

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation According to the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, 21 percent of Oregon renter households in the state were living in poverty, and 44 percent of rental households spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent. Fifty-four percent of renters do not have enough income left over after…

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Beware of fake jury duty

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation There is a new telephone scam that authorities are warning Oregonians about. It is about scammers posing as the Department of Justice and asking people about jury duty. The Justice Department reports, “The Oregon Judicial Department (OJD) is reporting that Oregonians are once again being targeted by fraudulent phone…

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Oregon doles out $10M in unclaimed funds … could be you?

Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation In the largest disbursement of funds by Oregon’s Unclaimed Property Program yet, the Treasury will return about $10 million in unclaimed funds as part of the “Checks Without Claims” initiative. Individuals usually need to file a claim with Oregon’s Unclaimed Property Program to receive the money they are owed. “Checks…

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Milwaukie Advances Natural Gas Ban

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation In an attempt to decarbonize the environment, the Milwaukie City Council recently voted 3-2 to ban gas piping from connecting to new residential buildings after March 1, 2024, and unanimously approved a measure to begin replacing gas systems in city buildings with electrical energy, according to the Portland Business Journal.…

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Oregon Food Bank Serves 1.5 Million

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The CEO of Oregon Food Bank says that they serve over 1.5 million Oregonians. The Salem Reporter says, “Susannah Morgan, CEO of the Oregon Food Bank, the state’s primary hunger relief organization, estimates 1.5 million people will have visited the state’s food banks and pantries by the end of the year…Stubborn…

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