Policy Insights

Nov
16
Despite Economy, Voters Approve Funding Measures

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.
5 min read
Sep
26
Tidbits: Oregon Tax & Regulatory Updates

Tidbits: Oregon Tax & Regulatory Updates

An update on recent Oregon tax and regulatory actions.
2 min read
Sep
01
Tidbits: Oregon Tax & Regulatory Updates

Tidbits: Oregon Tax & Regulatory Updates

An update on recent Oregon tax and regulatory actions.
2 min read
Aug
29
Oregon Considers Controversial Tax Rules for Internet Sellers

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.
4 min read
Jul
17
Oregon’s “Progressive” Income Tax is Among the Country’s Flattest

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.
5 min read
May
31
Despite Economic Pessimism, Oregonians Mostly Approve Local Funding Measures

Despite Economic Pessimism, Oregonians Mostly Approve Local Funding Measures

While voters approved most funding measures, 68 percent represents the lowest support for tax increases since the beginning of the pandemic.
2 min read
Apr
26
Oregonians Say State Taxes Are Too High

Oregonians Say State Taxes Are Too High

We have already seen tax measures scrapped in this cycle due to concerns over voter sentiments and fatigue towards taxes.
2 min read
Apr
05
Idaho Sets Stage for Cross-Border Conflict Over Taxing Authority

Idaho Sets Stage for Cross-Border Conflict Over Taxing Authority

Idaho cannot pass a statute invalidating the constitutionality of another state’s law. However, it can refuse to aid in enforcing another state’s laws.
4 min read
Jul
14
Reflections on Oregon's 2021 Session

Reflections on Oregon's 2021 Session

Like any other session, the legislature introduced more tax measures than it passed.
1 min read
Nov
24
Can the Portland City Council Enact a Carbon Tax?

Can the Portland City Council Enact a Carbon Tax?

It is not uncommon for a locality to assume an inherent authority to enact or amend a tax only to find out it overstepped its authority.
2 min read