Tag Archives: Senate Bills

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

An answer to housing crisis in our backyard | Opinion |

Last year the Oregon Legislature approved Senate Bill 1051, allowing all owners of single-family homes the right to create a secondary dwelling unit, or SDU, on their property. With so much land in our cities dedicated to single-family housing, the Legislature recognized that SDUs are critical to curtail Oregon’s growing housing crisis, and that state […]
Read More »

Our view: Special session about politics, not policy

Gov. Kate Brown is trying to have it both ways. She’s taking a tax break from Oregon businesses and she’s calling a special legislative session to give businesses a tax break. If that sounds like election-year posturing by a governor who is seeking re-election, well, it is. Source: Our view: Special session about politics, not […]
Read More »

Editorial: Brown tries to thread tax needle

Gov. Kate Brown’s decision to sign a controversial tax bill while asking the Legislature to extend a tax break to the state’s smallest businesses is a bit of a political gamble. It also highlights a couple of facts about the governor that you may or may not be tracking: First, she’s running for re-election. Second, […]
Read More »

Kate Brown calls for special session to extend business tax break

Gov. Kate Brown is calling for Oregon’s lawmakers to return to Salem in June for a special session, to extend an existing state business tax break to some of the state’s smallest businesses: sole proprietorships. “I want Oregon to be a state that is friendly to our small businesses,” Brown told reporters on Friday. “These […]
Read More »

Oregon Governor Kate Brown to sign tax bill despite calls for veto

A bill to disconnect Oregon’s tax code from a federal tax provision will become law, despite frequent calls from Republicans over the past month for the governor to veto the legislation. Gov. Kate Brown announced her intention to sign the bill during a Friday afternoon news conference in Portland, adding that she will convene a one-day special legislative […]
Read More »

Gov. Kate Brown Will Sign Tax Bill, But Calls for Special Session to Placate Some Small Businesses

Legislation forced governor to choose between small businesses and progressive base, who were battling over $1 billion. On the last business day to make a decision, Gov. Kate Brown this afternoon said she’ll sign Senate Bill 1528, which will have the effect of depriving hundreds of thousands of Oregon small businesses of more than $1 […]
Read More »

Gov. Brown should veto tax bill that punishes small businesses: Guest opinion

Gov. Kate Brown has a decision to make Friday – one which will personally impact our businesses and the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of small business owners and their employees across Oregon. Source: Gov. Brown should veto tax bill that punishes small businesses: Guest opinion

Pass-through tax bill could be test case

-Sen. Brian Boquist says Senate Bill 1528 could be the ideal test case to gain clarity on the definition of a revenue -raising measure.- With a veto from Gov. Kate Brown increasingly unlikely, a tax bill that tempers state losses from federal tax reform may be decided in the Oregon courts. Source: Pass-through tax bill […]
Read More »

Editorial: Governor should nix tax measure

Gov. Kate Brown is facing an interesting choice that likely will end up playing a role in this year’s gubernatorial race: whether to veto a tax bill that could allow the state to collect an additional $244.4 million in revenue. As recently as last week, the governor said she was undecided on the measure, and […]
Read More »