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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Takes Oath And Calls For Tax, Pension Reform

Jan. 9, 2017 8:48 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the oath of office Monday and called on lawmakers to pursue pension reform and tax increases to close the state's budget deficit.

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State Reminds Taxpayers To Look After Their Financial Details During The Giving Season

Dec. 9, 2016 6:23 p.m.

As people open their wallets for good causes this time of the year, the Oregon Department of Revenue is warning them to be security conscious.

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Oregon Says 5,000 Taxpayers Are Owed $1 Million

Aug. 28, 2016 3 p.m.

Thousands of Oregon taxpayers have refund checks awaiting them. If the money isn’t claimed within two years, it’s more difficult to track down.

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Oregon Secretary Of State Certifies Corporate Tax Initiative Signatures

June 7, 2016 12:15 a.m.

Initiative Petition 28 would tax companies that make more than $25 million in annual sales. 

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Portland Construction Tax To Help Fund Affordable Housing Projects

June 29, 2016 10:33 p.m.

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a 1 percent tax on new residential and commercial construction and stricter rules for professional lobbyists.

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Portland Marijuana Tax Could Mean Collecting $3 Million In Cash

June 23, 2016 12:10 a.m.

The Portland City Council referred a 3 percent tax on marijuana to the November ballot on Wednesday. One wrinkle? Payments would likely be in cash.

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Why Portland's Mayor Is Talking Taxes, In Spite Of Record Revenue

May 25, 2016 8:35 p.m.

Portland is bringing in record revenues, but revenue is only half of the equation.

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Portland Commissioners Veto Mayor's Business Tax Hike

May 10, 2016 9:15 p.m.

In his budget, Mayor Charlie Hales proposed a small increase in the city business tax to raise about $9 million for programs like pay increases for police officers.

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OPB Politics Now: Suprising Poll Results, A Tussle Over Taxes And More

May 13, 2016 7:43 p.m.

Kate Davidson hosts as we dig into the results of a new poll, the politics of the death penalty — and end with "That's So Oregon."

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Portland Commissioner Steve Novick Makes Gas Tax A Key Part Of His Race

April 27, 2016 8:43 p.m.

The proposed Portland gas tax is the brainchild of  Commissioner Steve Novick. He's tied himself closely to the tax, which isn’t something politicians up for reelection usually do.

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