Stand-Down: Unions Withdraw Tax Increase Ballot Initiatives and Business Pulls Anti-Union Measures


The looming conflict between organized labor and its business-backed opponents on the November ballot appears to have been averted.Labor-backed Our Oregon had filed several proposed tax increases for the fall, while opposing groups had filed measures that would have made it harder for unions to build membership and to collect dues. Had the measures gone forward, they would likely have resulted in the ...   More
Monday, March 3, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

A Smack in the Kicker

A union-backed initiative to repeal the corporate tax rebate draws fire from reformers.

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For years, state Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) has been working to get rid of one of the biggest oddities of Oregon’s income tax system, a rebate called the “kicker.” First passed by the   More
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY

Money Starts to Flow for 2010 Tax Battle

You can bet that the looming ballot battle next January over increased personal income taxes on wealthier Oregonians — as well as higher corporate income taxes— will feature riotous rhetoric, cataclysmic claims and above all, carloads of cash. Yesterday, in a filing with the Oregon Secretary of State, the Oregon Restaurant Association disclosed a $25,000 gift to the evocatively named ...   More
Thursday, July 9, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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