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Governor proposes Carbon Tax

Governor Brown is at it again. In the works is another new, monstrous tax. A new $600 million dollar per year tax to grow even larger in subsequent years. (Quick calculation: that is $150 per year for each man woman … Continue reading

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Does County help or hinder opioid crisis?

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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$530 million in new transportation taxes

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon 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 million in … Continue reading

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Calculate your Kicker Tax Refund

Million of your tax dollars were over-collected by the state of Oregon during the current budget cycle.  Oregon voters approved a law that requires lawmakers to return over-collected tax revenue to those who paid it. The average Oregon Tax Refund … Continue reading

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Where Oregon is seeing job growth

This great chart shows which Oregon region are experiencing the job growth compared to their recession lows

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Despite “crisis” budget grows 10%

Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session began with laments of a “budget crisis” and “shortfall”. To close the gap between what previous Legislatures had promised to spend and the actual amount of money available, virtually every kind of tax increase imaginable was … Continue reading

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PERS crisis where it stands

The Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) crisis has hit a $22 billion deficit and the Legislature seems paralyzed to address the crisis.  The media is sounding the alarm and experts are hinting that we might have to fall off a … Continue reading

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