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.

Article archive on the historic Portland Riots

Best of our Portland Protest riots original reporting:     ‘END AMERICA’ AND OTHER OBSCENITIES FROM THE PORTLAND RIOT     PORTLAND PROTEST: U.S. CONSTITUTION IS A FASCIST DOCUMENT?     PORTLAND PROTEST: PEACEFUL…WITH A DASH OF DEATH THREATS     TOP 10 WORST PORTLAND PROTEST CHANTS     MAP: HOW POLICE WON THE 100TH…

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Oregon’s hospitalization rate

    The Wall Street Journal featured data from the COVID Tracking Report.  In this report Oregon is in the best 10 hospitalization states as measured by hospitalizations per one million residents.   At the same The Oregonian reports that new hospitalizations are rising to a new high which have created the calls for a strict…

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Pot sales create $300M budget boom

Tax revenue from sales of cannabis in Oregon is forecast at $300 million or more for the 2019-2021 biennium, according to the Portland Business Journal, and now the Legislature will be grappling with how to divvy up the bounty. The state brought in $46.9 million in cannabis taxes during the first quarter of the 2021…

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Oregon: $1.4 billion paid in unemployment

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, The state of Oregon has paid $4.1 billion in unemployment claims since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but the acting director of the Oregon Employment Department faced criticism for delays in issuing payments to claimants, according to a KPTV report. Since the novel coronavirus shut down businesses, government agencies and nonprofits…

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Over 60 local taxes on the November Ballot

Here is the list Measure 108 – Tobacco, cigar, vaping tax Metro #26-218 business tax traffic, safety, transportation programs Multnomah #26-211 bonds, libraries Multnomah #26-213 five-year levy, restore recreation programs, parks, nature, water Multnomah #26-214 income tax, tuition-free preschool program Multnomah #26-215 bonds modernize & repair schools Multnomah #26-216 five-year local option tax, district operations…

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25 ways China, Iran, Italy made the outbreak much worse

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, Fact: Virus cases could’ve been reduced by 95% if China had acted three weeks sooner according to Southhampton University.   Timeline of China’s cover-up Ÿ November 17, 2019. The first case of Coronavirus is discovered in China.  A few weeks later (Dec. 6) the first case of human-to-human transmission…

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Tax Alert Notice: February 2020 Session

Tax Alert Notice: These six tax increase bills are being considered by the short 35-day February Legislative Session. Carbon Tax (72-cent gas tax): SB 1530 Aims to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions by 80% of 1990 levels by 2050 by taxing Oregon emission companies. It is expected to raise the cost of gasoline from 22 to…

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Coastal town vs. Facebook in land-use battle

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, Like David and Goliath, residents of a tiny town on the Oregon Coast are battling Facebook, one of the world’s largest tech companies, over the social media company’s plans to build a landing spot for undersea cables. Residents in quiet Tierra Del Mar, about 65 miles southwest of Portland, worry…

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