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'OPB Politics Now': Answers To Your Kicker Questions


Oregon state economists say the median kicker will be $89.

Oregon state economists say the median kicker will be $89.

Courtesy of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Oregon’s unique “kicker” law means taxpayers will get $464 million in rebates next year.

The news comes shortly after a legislative session that worked to close a $1.4 million spending gap. Yep, it’s a weird way to manage the state’s money.

OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to answer your questions about the kicker, such as where it came from and why it’s so hard to change.

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