Multnomah County Could Become the Only Jurisdiction in the World to Impose Two Capital Gains Taxes
If voters approve the latest Multnomah County tax proposal, the county could become the only jurisdiction in the world levying two capital gains taxes.
Despite Economy, Voters Approve Funding Measures
70 percent of local funding measures were approved by voters, suggesting that Oregonians remain willing to open their pocketbooks for services within their communities.
Oregon Democrats Hold Their Majorities, But Not Without Losses
Breaking through the supermajority ends the political threat of tax rate increases, but it does not end the threat of tax policy changes intent on raising revenue.
Oregon Considers Controversial Tax Rules for Internet Sellers
The policy relies on an impractical notion that a functional website should make a business taxable anywhere.
Oregon’s “Progressive” Income Tax is Among the Country’s Flattest
If Oregon wants to compete with other states and lure people and jobs, reducing the burdens on everyday Oregonians would be a helpful starting point.
Legislative Deadline Shapes Session's Focus
In past years, the presiding officers regularly scheduled extended floor sessions in the evenings and weekends to work through the third reading list. A new bargaining chip has emerged this session—Fridays.
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Ways & Means Co-Chairs Release Framework Budget
For many lawmakers, they are only familiar with excess revenues and debates over where to spend it. Now, however, state resources are coming back down to earth, requiring the legislature to slim its spending.
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Legislative Crossroads: Kumbaya or Kumbaygone?
The collegiality between the parties has been a pleasant change of pace from previous sessions, where the parties started on a collision course.
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Well, It's Groundhog Day in the Legislature, Again
With new members and leadership, Oregon lawmakers are reviving a series of proposals that came up short in previous sessions, including campaign finance limits and self-serve gas, suggesting lawmakers believe they have a better chance of success this time around.
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Restoring & Enhancing Oregon's R&D Tax Credit: A Primer
Restoring and enhancing Oregon's research and development (R&D) tax credit is among the legislature's most consequential opportunities to promote growth.
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