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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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Central Ore. rebounds, Portland and Eugene weaker

Oregon Regional Economic Indicators (click chart for larger view) By UofO Oregon Economic Indicators Regional economies experienced some mixed numbers in February, but underlying trends remain solid. Highlights of this month’s report include: – For all regions, moving average measures … Continue reading

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Governor Brown’s Office Delays Public Records

Governor Brown’s Office Delays Public Records Request By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon, The Bend Bulletin Editorial Board stated last summer on Oregon Governor Kate Brown “The governor’s office is so slow to fill requests for her calendar and documents relating … Continue reading

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Oregon grows nearly double national state average

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Governor Kate Brown and some lawmakers say the State of Oregon is facing a $1.7 billion budget shortfall in the 2017-19 biennium. Yet, this shortfall is in the face of all-time high tax money coming … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislature Begins Today

The Oregon Legislature begins today and taxpayers should pay attention. The Oregon Legislature is looking at over a 100 tax and fee increase proposals.  The Oregon Legislature will also look at rule changes which will have the effect of raising … Continue reading

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Marijuana tax revenue hits $60 million

Oregon Department of Revenue Press Release, As of December 31, 2016, the Department of Revenue has received $60.2 million in marijuana tax payments since the state began taxing recreational marijuana in January 2016. Additional marijuana tax data is available at … Continue reading

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Health care fail: Higher costs, providers flee

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon Health insurance prices on the Obamacare exchanges have been published on HealthCare.gov, and it’s not good news. Higher premiums, higher deductibles, and fewer choices. Fewer plans: Last year, residents in Portland, Oregon had a choice … Continue reading

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