Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Wilsonville Planning Commission concerned about accessory dwelling units

Wilsonville Planning Commission members object to altering lot coverage rules for tiny homes. Regarding legislation to ease accessory dwelling unit (ADU) requirements, the Wilsonville Planning Commission and the City of Wilsonville do not appear to be on the same page. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville Planning Commission concerned about accessory dwelling units

Editorial: Revenue-raising needs court clarity

Oregon voters fed up with the tax tricks the Legislature pulls may get some relief thanks to a lawsuit brought by state Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas. Boquist filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown and the leaders of the Legislature for a bill that he claims raised taxes improperly. Boquist raises an important legal question that needs […]
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State Sen. Brian Boquist sues legislative leaders over tax law

An Oregon state senator has filed a lawsuit against the state’s legislative leaders that claims a tax law passed this year is unconstitutional. Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Oregon Tax Court. Source: State Sen. Brian Boquist sues legislative leaders over tax law – Portland Business Journal

Republican lawmaker sues the state over Oregon Democrats’ 2018 tax law

A key Republican critic of the controversial state tax law Oregon Democrats passed earlier this year has filed a lawsuit asking a court to overturn it. Sen. Brian Boquist of Dallas filed the lawsuit Tuesday against House Speaker Tina Kotek, Senate President Peter Courtney, Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Revenue in Oregon […]
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Oregon Should Reinstate Its Tax Haven Law

Oregon’s conformity to changes made by the 2017 federal tax law would have resulted in a one-time loss of corporate income tax revenue. Oregon’s conformity to changes made by the 2017 federal tax law would have resulted in a one-time loss of corporate income tax revenue. Senate Bill 1529, which Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed […]
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Oregon toxic air rules taking final shape

Senate Bill 1541 raised thresholds, but risk assessments of facilities will still need to be conducted. Although Oregon is on its way to finally establishing a set of toxic air rules, the final result won’t look quite like what many people had originally expected. Prior to the Oregon Legislature’s session earlier this year, the Department […]
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Pass-through tax bill could be test case

State Sen. Brian Boquist, vice chairman of theSenate Finance and Revenue Committee, says he will challenge legislation that could clarify definition of revenue-raising measure. Now that Gov. Kate Brown has announced she plans to sign a bill that tempers state losses from last year’s federal tax cut championed by Republicans, the constitutionality of the new […]
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Our Opinion: Track ADU law for effectiveness

ADUs offer a desirable alternative to traditional forms of rental housing. The region has numerous inner-city high-rises and large suburban apartment complexes, but some renters may prefer the atmosphere found in a single-family neighborhood. A little-noticed law approved by the Legislature last year has the potential to alter the character of most suburban neighborhoods in […]
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New Law Could Pave Path for More ADU’S

Many suburbs have barriers to new construction that planners say are akin to ‘poison pills’ Building extra dwelling units in Portlanders’ attics, basements, garages and backyards is in vogue these days, with about 600 a year getting approved plus untold more flying under the radar without city permits. Source: Pamplin Media Group – NEW LAW […]
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Mayor Wheeler, Others Endorse PGE Clean Energy Program Bid

Six mayors in cities serviced by Portland General Electric have all signed on in favor of PGE’s Green Tariff program application. Source: Mayor Wheeler, Others Endorse PGE Clean Energy Program Bid