Reform the kicker so that it serves the interest of all | Mail Tribune

Ten years ago, Oregon lawmakers were scrambling to fill a massive budget shortfall. The Great Recession had choked our economy, and Oregon’s revenue collections had slowed to a trickle. Teacher layoffs loomed. So too did cuts to services for seniors, foster children, and services that benefit all Oregonians.

Lawmakers managed to get enough votes to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy, a plan that Oregon voters ultimately supported at the ballot box.

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