Tag Archives: State Budget

Budget roadshows spotlight Oregon’s ‘fiscal crisis’ 

Seven months before legislators convene at the Capitol, lawmakers, business groups and the governor are crisscrossing the state to discuss the state budget, education funding, rising public pension costs and taxes. Source: Budget roadshows spotlight Oregon’s ‘fiscal crisis’ | OregonLive.com

Oregon Business – On the road with Kate Brown

Dogged by questions of leadership and a shaky relationship with business, the governor goes on tour to find out what employers want — and to share her vision of a prosperous Oregon. Source: Oregon Business – On the road with Kate Brown

Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

Pew’s Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis presents 50-state data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic indicators and analyzes their impact on states’ long-term fiscal health. Drill down into state finances in five core areas. Ten years after recession began, states face fiscal and economic uncertainties States have regained much of the fiscal and economic […]
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How the Sports Betting Ruling Will Impact State Budgets

The Supreme Court outlawed a federal ban on sports betting on Monday, and some states are poised to capitalize. The U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal on Monday of a federal law banning sports betting in most states is expected to boost revenues for gaming companies and — at least for now — a handful of states. Source: […]
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Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

Pew’s Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis presents 50-state data on key fiscal, economic, and demographic indicators and analyzes their impact on states’ long-term fiscal health. Drill down into state finances in five core areas. Source: Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis

Editorial: Budget woes loom for 2019 session

Even as legislators were clearing out their desks this weekend at the end of the short session in Salem, their leaders were again warning about a budget shortfall looming in 2019. Speaker of the House Tina Kotek said her staff believes the state could be $1.2 billion short for the two-year budget cycle that begins […]
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Tax plan could produce unexpected surplus for Oregon

May cause a $200 million surplus. The Oregon Legislature’s response to President Donald Trump’s federal tax overhaul will capture more than $200 million more than the state needs to meet lawmakers’ goals, if predictions from the state’s head economist prove accurate. Lawmakers have portrayed their plan as a way to avoid a negative impact on […]
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Oregon fiscal forecast: Sunny, with clouds

State says federal tax cut impact won’t be known until fall 2019. A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving Oregon government most likely in the black, according to official state economists. Lawmakers arriving earlier this month for the 2018 session of the Legislature were warned by some leaders that […]
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Oregon May Not Actually Face Budget Hole From Federal Tax Changes

A new Oregon economic forecast is changing the politics of taxation at the state Legislature. As it turns out, Oregon doesn’t appear to face an immediate budget crunch from the new federal tax law. That’s the conclusion of a new state economic forecast released Friday showing that the state is picking up enough additional revenue to […]
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Federal Tax Cut Leaves Oregon With Its Own Budget Hole And A Fight Over Business Taxes

The big tax measure passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump late last year did more than cut federal taxes. It also could lead to a major tax break for Oregon businesses. Gov. Kate Brown and Democratic legislative leaders say they’re concerned that the tax breaks would blow a hole of more than […]
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