Tag Archives: Taxes

Tax Day 2018

Happy personal income tax filing deadline day everyone! I know that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as a real holiday or big event and you aren’t nearly as excited about it as we are. However Oregon is a personal income tax state; they make up 88% of the General Fund this biennium. […]
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Governor should nix tax measure | Editorial

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. Source: Editorial: Governor should nix tax measure

Conservationists ask Kate Brown to claw back taxpayer money from failed sawmill project

The conservation group Oregon Wild on Friday sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown asking her to have the state claw back the remaining public investment in a southern Oregon sawmill project that went belly-up. Source: Conservationists ask Kate Brown to claw back taxpayer money from failed sawmill project | OregonLive.com

Oregon Legislature reshuffles key education committee after Republican resigns in tax protest 

The Oregon Legislature reshuffled an important committee tasked with improving the education system on Thursday, after a key Republican resigned in protest over Democrats’ tax plan. Source: Oregon Legislature reshuffles key education committee after Republican resigns in tax protest | OregonLive.com

Tax break repeal dies in Oregon Senate, preserving millions in savings for Comcast and Frontier 

Count Comcast among the big winners in this year’s legislative session in Salem. Efforts to repeal a tax break worth millions of dollars a year to big internet companies faltered at the last minute during the Oregon Legislature’s short session. Source: Tax break repeal dies in Oregon Senate, preserving millions in savings for Comcast and […]
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Big Retailers Spend $1.3 Million To Stop Grocery Taxes In Oregon 

The Northwest Grocery Association says it is now going full speed on a proposed constitution amendment that would prevent new taxes on the sales of groceries. Source: Big Retailers Spend $1.3 Million To Stop Grocery Taxes In Oregon . News | OPB

Salem transit board would have power to levy tax if bill passes Legislature

A bill written to fundamentally change the Salem Area Mass Transit District cleared another hurdle Monday by achieving unanimous support, albeit hesitant for some, from an Oregon House committee. Source: Salem transit board would have power to levy tax if bill passes Legislature

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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Democratic tax plan could trigger a showdown in the Oregon Legislature

The Oregon Senate could vote as soon as Tuesday on new state tax rules in response to the federal tax overhaul. Because the plan would reconfigure a controversial state business tax break, it could turn into the first major showdown between Democrats and Republicans in the short 35-day session. Source: Democratic tax plan could trigger […]
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Editorial: Legislature should pass resolution to clarify what is a tax under state law;

The Oregon Constitution is simple and clear: A three-fifths majority of each house of the Legislature must agree to any legislation for “raising revenue.” Source: Editorial: Legislature should pass resolution to clarify what is a tax under state law;