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Oregon Businesses Pay More In Taxes Than It Appears

Statesman Journal | July 31, 2017 7:22 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

The central question in Oregon politics right now — and at least for the year to come — is do businesses pay their share of taxes?

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Oregon Measure Seeks To Head Off Corporate Tax On Grocery Sales

OPB | July 19, 2017 8:15 a.m.

A proposed constitutional amendment has been filed in Oregon to prohibit taxes on sales of groceries.

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Hanford Emergency | Talking Business | Egyptian-American Playwright | New Oregon Tax Plan

OPB | May 9, 2017 noon | Portland

A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.

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Ghost Of Measure 97 Appears As Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Business Tax Proposal

OPB | May 2, 2017 8:44 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers have unveiled a proposed business tax that's meant to help bridge a $1.6 billion budget shortfall.

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4 Things To Know About Election Night

OPB | Nov. 9, 2016 5:30 a.m.

The presidency wasn't the only major turning point that happened on election night.

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Oregon Voters Reject Tax-Raising Measure 97

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 8:15 p.m. | Portland

Measure 97 would have imposed a new tax on businesses that do more than $25 million in annual Oregon sales. It would have been the largest tax increase in state history — and has been the costliest measure campaign.   

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Kate Brown Takes A Cautious Path To Endorsing Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 7:12 a.m.

Gov. Kate Brown's endorsement of Measure 97 was not a surprise, but she took her time getting there.

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Senior Care Company Investigated After Urging Residents To Vote No On Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 2:47 p.m.

State officials are investigating a senior care company that sent a letter to its residents in Oregon urging them to oppose ballot measure 97.

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Bernie Sanders Wades Into Oregon Politics, Endorses Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 1:14 p.m.

The former presidential candidate has endorsed an Oregon initiative that would raise taxes on many large corporations doing business in Oregon.

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Will Measure 97 Raise Prices In Oregon? OPB's Jeff Mapes Seeks An Answer

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 2:48 p.m.

Like many Oregon voters, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes wonders whether Measure 97 means he'll pay more for groceries and other basics. He set out to answer that question.

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Measure 97: How We Got Here

OPB | Oct. 9, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Measure 97, on the Nov. 8 ballot, would raise some $3 billion a year in new revenue, but it has also sparked one of the most expensive election fights Oregon has ever seen.

OPB Politics Now: School Funding, Goat Yoga, New Oregon Voters Poll And More

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.

This week we look at new polling on the races for president and governor in Oregon, hear why Portland voters won't decide on a school funding bond this year and learn all about goat yoga.

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Gov. Brown Would Prioritize Education Programs If Measure 97 Fails

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 11:37 a.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown pointed to early childhood, K-12 programs and higher education as places she'd want to maintain funding if a corporate tax she supports fails at the ballot.

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Corporate Tax: Dueling PACs Raise Millions

Statesman Journal | Aug. 8, 2016 10:44 a.m.

Two groups campaigning on opposite sides of a ballot measure that would increase corporate taxes have raised millions of dollars ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

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OPB Politics Now: DNC Wrapup, Politics Of Homelessness And More

OPB | July 29, 2016 1 p.m.

OPB Politics Now talks boos at the Democratic National Convention, then swings the focus to regional issues such as homelessness in Portland and Measure 97 (formerly IP28).