Tag Archives: Corporate Taxes

Commentary: Yes: Lowering corporate taxes will send worker wages soaring

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Will lowering the corporate tax rate jump-start the economy?” Labor Day is behind us. And as we look beyond its traditions of barbecues, beaches and vague political promises to help American workers, we can clearly see one concrete action Congress could take to actually increase wages and […]
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Commentary: No: Corporate taxes should be reformed, not cut

Editor’s note: The writer is addressing the question, “Will lowering the corporate tax rate jump-start the economy?” The marginal tax rate on corporate profits in the United States is 35 percent. As President Donald Trump and other proponents of tax reform continually say, this is the highest rate in the world. This is true — […]
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Editorial: The teachers union’s ballot measure had many problems

Oregon’s teachers union has declared that the state’s public education system is “crippled” by a lack of money. And this year, the Oregon Education Association put forward a ballot measure that would have made it easier to raise more money. But Initiative Petition 26 was flawed in multiple ways and deserved failure. Source: Editorial: The […]
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FACT CHECK: Does The U.S. Have The Highest Corporate Tax Rate In The World?

Yes, the U.S. does have the highest corporate tax rate … but that doesn’t mean businesses always pay it. Although virtually nothing is predictable in politics these days, here is one certainty: Americans — at least the ones watching the news — are about to hear a lot about corporate taxes, Source: FACT CHECK: Does […]
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Video: How Oregon’s business taxes compare to the U.S. averages

How do Oregonians’ business taxes stack up to other states’? Source: Video: How Oregon’s business taxes compare to the U.S. averages

Do Oregon businesses pay their fair share of taxes?

The central question in Oregon politics right now — and at least for the year to come — is do businesses pay their share of taxes? Republicans say “heck yes.” Democrats say “heck no.” Source: Do Oregon businesses pay their fair share of taxes?

Grocery Industry In Oregon Seeks To Head Off Corporate Tax On Sales

The grocery industry on Tuesday filed a ballot measure with the Oregon Secretary of State that would constitutionally prohibit taxes on the sale of groceries. Source: Grocery Industry In Oregon Seeks To Head Off Corporate Tax On Sales . News | OPB

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018. Now that the 2017 legislative session is over, Oregon’s business community and the state’s labor coalitions are looking ahead to possible 2018 ballot initiatives. Oregon Education Association president John Larson and Oregon Business Council vice president Jeremy Rogers discuss corporate taxes, the public employee pension crisis, and […]
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Oregon lawmakers hail session of progressive wins, but big budget problems lurk ahead

Lawmakers adjourned the 2017 session Friday having averted a budget disaster, but acknowledged as they headed home that relationships have frayed and this year’s wins could be jeopardized by a looming budget gap. Democrats achieved many of their most progressive policy goals, but they failed to find votes to reform Oregon’s tax system and make […]
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Students need solutions (Guest opinion)

For the last two decades, Oregon has been steadily turning its back on Oregon’s students by disinvesting in public education. Once the envy of the nation, our schools have fallen to the bottom in nearly every category. Our class sizes consistently rank as some of the largest in the country. Our school years are some […]
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