Tag Archives: Taxes

Colorado bike tax? Republican lawmaker floats the idea.

State Sen. Ray Scott, the assistant majority leader from Grand Junction, wrote on Facebook that he plans to introduce some sort of bicycle tax in the wake of the Oregon legislature voting this month to levy a flat $15 sales tax on bikes worth more than $200. Source: Colorado bike tax? Republican lawmaker floats the […]
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Provider tax referral could put $333 million in play

If the referral makes it to the ballot, the parts of the law in question wouldn’t go into effect unless voters approve. If a trio of Republican lawmakers is successful in referring a major state health care financing law to the ballot, at least $333 million in state revenue could be at stake. Source: Pamplin […]
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It’s official: Oregon now has a $15 bike tax

When politics wins and policy loses. Source: It’s official: Oregon now has a $15 bike tax – BikePortland.org

Gov. Kate Brown signs bill aimed at Comcast’s taxes, but companion measure stalls

Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Wednesday that could levy interest on companies with large, unpaid property tax bills – a measure aimed squarely at Comcast, which may owe as much as $147 million in disputed local taxes. Source: Gov. Kate Brown signs bill aimed at Comcast’s taxes, but companion measure stalls | OregonLive.com

Gov.Brown lashes out against threatened delay of health provider taxes

With a Republican state lawmaker vowing to push back against a new tax on health insurers and hospitals, Gov. Kate Brown warned about the consequences of a delay. Brown on Monday signed into law House Bill 2391, which is expected to raise $673 million in the next biennium through a 1.5 percent assessment on commercial […]
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Gov. Brown signs Oregon’s new health care tax bill

The Democratic governor of Oregon has signed a contentious multimillion-dollar health care tax bill that’s designed to fund Medicaid and fill a big chunk of the state’s budget shortfall. Source: Gov. Brown signs Oregon’s new health care tax bill | KATU

Gov. Brown Signs Health Care Tax, But Possible Voter Fight Awaits

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed a tax on hospitals meant to preserve health insurance and balance the state budget. Supporters say the tax is needed to cover the rising costs of insuring hundreds of thousands of mainly low-income Oregonians. The law is expected to raise more than $670 million in the upcoming two-year budget […]
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Politics and math: how Oregon lawmakers closed a $1.8 billion budget gap

Five months ago when lawmakers convened at the Capitol, financial predictions were dire. Top budget writers warned that without new taxes to close a $1.8 billion budget gap, hundreds of thousands of people would be kicked off Medicaid, class sizes and child welfare caseloads would spike, and teachers could be laid off. Now, with days […]
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Partisan Spat Brewing Over Oregon Health Provider Tax

Oregon Democratic lawmakers are rushing to set up a potential special election in January that could decide the fate of a $550 million tax on the health care industry. They say this middle-of-winter election might be necessary to ensure that thousands of low-income Oregonians don’t lose their medical coverage. But Republican Secretary of State Dennis […]
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Oregon Senate passes health care provider tax

The Oregon Senate Wednesday passed an assessment on health care providers and insurers that is expected to cover a chunk of the state’s expected $1.4 billion budget gap. The bill was previously passed by the House. Its passage of the so-called provider tax is a significant milestone as the Legislature closes in on its finish […]
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