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.

Revenue Forecast Raises Kicker Questions

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The signal was loud and clear this morning that liberal tax-and-spend lawmakers are coming after your kicker. Today in Salem, the state’s economists gave their quarterly revenue forecast to an interim committee of lawmakers. Surprisingly, even with high prices and increased interest rates, economists are still projecting short term…

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One of World’s Richest Women Donates $12M Locally

By Taxpayers Foundation of Oregon Novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott donated $44 million to the Portland-based nonprofit Friends of the Children to bolster the program that pairs mentoring adults with at-risk children to guide them for a dozen years. The gift will be divided among the national Friends program, which will receive $15 million, and…

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Portlanders Unite to Support Iran liberty movement

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation Hundreds of people in downtown Portland joined counterparts around the world Oct. 1 to protest the death of a 22-year-old Iranian woman killed after being arrested for wearing her head scarf improperly, according to KGW. Protesters took to the streets to draw attention to the lack of women’s rights in the…

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Natural gas rates might increase 16% to 36%

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation People using natural gas in Oregon may see their rates increase by double digits—between 16 percent and 36 percent—if three private companies distributing their fuel receive approval from the Public Utility Commission, according to the Portland Business Journal. The investor-owned companies citing higher wholesale prices for natural gas want…

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Bad Fishery Report = Sanctioned OSU Professor

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The National Academy of Sciences has retracted a paper edited by Oregon State University Professor Jane Lubchenco who also serves as a White House advisor on climate issues. The National Academy of Sciences additionally barred from the organization. The science group blasted her report on the impact of fisheries…

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OREGON TAXPAYER SURVEY RESULTS

OREGON TAXPAYER SURVEY RESULTS Last Fall, over 2,000 Oregon taxpayers shared their opinions on the best reform ideas being debated around the nation. Here are the results:   RESTRUCTURING OREGON   Among ideas to restructure Oregon, the highest ranking was the plan to return federal land back to local control.  Roughly 93% approved of plan…

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PARENTS RENT OUT CHILDREN FOR $120 TO JOIN FAKE FAMILIES

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation did a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border with a retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a journalist. Here’s what we found: After the Obama administration made it easier for children to cross the southwest border and stay in the United States, skirting immigration laws, children…

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SECONDARY INLAND CHECKPOINTS BEYOND THE U.S. BORDER

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation did a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border with a retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a journalist. Here’s what we found: Before our Southern Border tour we had no idea that there were security checkpoints located many miles in-land in the United States in addition…

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21 TERRORIST SUSPECTS FOUND AT BORDER OVER ONE YEAR

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation did a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border with a retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a journalist. Here’s what we found: In 2021, twenty-one illegal aliens were identified as having a criminal record of terrorism or matching a terrorist suspect profile. Here is one example…

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MEXICO MAD AT OREGON POT SMUGGLED INTO THEIR COUNTRY

BORDER REPORT Part 3 By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation The Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation did a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border with a retired U.S. Border Patrol Agent and a journalist. Here’s what we found and learned: According to a retired U.S. Border Patrol agent, Mexican border guards are angry at the massive amount of…

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