Tag Archives: Revenue

When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States 

In Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to pay for track, signal and electrical upgrades to make the city’s trains run faster and smoother. Ride-hailing trips in Philadelphia are expected to raise $2.6 million this year for the city’s public schools through a 1.4 percent tax that will also generate […]
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Voters to decide health coverage fate

Voters will decide on Jan. 23 whether to approve funding to preserve Oregon’s expansion of health insurance coverage. The Rogue Valley chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted a forum Thursday at the Medford library to urge voters to approve Measure 101. While the league doesn’t take a position on political candidates, it occasionally […]
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Editorial: Don’t give the Legislature more freedom to tax

Some in Oregon believe the government that governs best taxes more. And to carry out their dreams, they aim to change the wording of the Oregon Constitution to make it easier to raise taxes. Voters should tell them no. Source: Editorial: Don’t give the Legislature more freedom to tax;

Editorial: State hasn’t earned trust for a $700 million new tax

  Oregonians of all political parties need to make one thing clear before the short 2018 legislative session begins: We don’t trust state officials to spend wisely what could be as much as $700 million a year in new revenues. That $700 million is what the state might collect each year if lawmakers approve a […]
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Oregon Vice

Yesterday, I had the privilege of presenting on Oregon’s vice revenues as part of Tim Duy’s Oregon Economic Forum. Our office’s duties include forecasting these revenues as part of the General and Lottery Fund forecasts. However, hardly anybody ever asks us about them specifically, other than in the context of the overall forecast and budget […]
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Hermiston gas plant devaluation knocks $934,000 off county tax rolls

Umatilla County loses about 1 percent of total assessed value. The Oregon Department of Revenue knocked $54 million off the assessed value of the Hermiston Generating Company. The devaluation means a drop in local property tax revenue of $934,672 for 2017-18, with education taking the brunt of the loss. Source: Hermiston gas plant devaluation knocks […]
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Our View: 911 measure well worth minimal cost – Opinion

Grant County is in danger of losing its 911 dispatch center, but residents can save it. Ballot measure 12-69 would create a temporary tax, providing funds to keep the local dispatch center open, that would cost taxpayers about $38 per year per $100,000 of assessed property value. If the measure fails, the local dispatch center […]
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Oregon Voters Will Decide Fate Of Health Care Tax

Oregonians will be voting on a tax on hospital and health insurance companies next January. The Oregon Secretary of State’s Office announced Monday that opponents of the tax had successfully gathered enough valid signatures to force a vote. It means that all registered voters in Oregon will receive a ballot in early January for a rare […]
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Carbon debate begins with a label fight

Please contact the State Library for access to this premium story from the Portland Business Journal. library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800 Jobs bill or sales tax? Opponents, proponents angle for a semantic edge. Is it an “energy sales tax” or a “clean energy jobs bill”? Actually, the climate bill that state Democratic leaders are hoping to pass […]
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Cities, counties awaiting pot revenues

Local jurisdictions will soon reap the tax benefits of legal marijuana market. Oregon’s legal marijuana industry has generated millions of dollars, but public agencies have yet to receive their cut since the state started collecting tax money from sales. That’s because Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has been withholding all revenue until the administrative costs […]
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