Tag Archives: State Budget

Beer, wine ‘sin taxes’ won’t be part of state budget brew

Craft beer and fine wine are big business in Oregon, and they could avoid new taxes. Tax hikes on beer, cider and wine are “off the table,” Gov. Kate Brown said Friday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Beer, wine ‘sin taxes’ won’t be part of state budget brew

Editorial: Candidates must offer specifics on budget

Here’s a startling statistic about the growth in Oregon’s state budget: In all but one of the two-year budgets that lawmakers and state officials have constructed over the last decade, spending has increased by double-digit percentages. (The exception came during the depths of the Great Recession, when spending dropped by 5.5 percent.) Spending in Oregon’s […]
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Local business group discusses upcoming legislative session

Experts expect cap-and-trade, state budget to take center stage for Oregon politicians Source: Local business group discusses upcoming legislative session

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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