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One On One With Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Cliff Thomason

Oct. 17, 2016 8:47 p.m.

We sit down with Independent Party candidate for governor Cliff Thomason to hear why he thinks he should be the next to head this state.

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Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce Makes Case For Outsider In Salem

April 20, 2016 10:13 p.m.

Salem oncologist Bud Pierce was the first to enter the GOP race for governor last September.

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Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

Dec. 12, 2014 8 p.m.

We're live from Rontoms bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.

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Oregon's Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

June 2, 2015 3:55 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation's will sign up 5,000 drivers to test how a per mile tax would work in a program it calls "OReGO"

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Portland Considering New Regulations For Uber, Taxis

April 20, 2015 4 p.m.

Portland city commissioners will vote Tuesday on a pilot program that could lead to permanent change to the rules for cabs and other for-hire vehicles.

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Represented: Data Centers And Taxation In Central Oregon

April 2, 2015 4:27 p.m.

In this third installment of our series "Represented," we look at the impact of data centers in Central Oregon, and a bill to change the taxation structure for the companies that run them.

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Gas Tax Debate | Native American History

May 2, 2016 4:10 p.m.

We'll debate the pros and cons of a ballot measure that would hike the gas tax in Portland. And we'll talk to two Native American artists who have brought their artistic exploration of genocide to Clark County.

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PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

June 1, 2016 4:41 p.m.

We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.

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What A Carbon Tax Could Mean For Oregon

Dec. 18, 2014 8:45 p.m.

After a recent study said a carbon tax in Oregon could be economically and environmentally feasible, we'll discuss the political outlook for a carbon tax ahead of the 2015 legislative session.

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WA Governor Inslee Lays Out Plans For Roads, Schools, And Taxes

Dec. 18, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is rolling out his two-year budget proposal this week. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins gives us the highlights.

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Oregon Officials Finalize Kicker Tax Refunds

Oct. 6, 2015 8:04 p.m.

To calculate your kicker amount, take 5.6 percent of your 2014 tax liability.

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Gas Tax Could Appear On Portland's May Ballot

Oct. 5, 2015 9:48 p.m.

Transportation commissioner Steve Novick points to newspaper editorials, a letter from the Portland Business Alliance, and a recent report from the City Club of Portland as evidence that a gas tax is gaining support.


Bend Holds Hearing On Proposed Fuel Tax

Nov. 24, 2015 6:52 p.m.

Like many growing communities in Oregon, Bend has a big backlog of necessary street maintenance. That's why the city is talking about a gas tax to help repair roads.


Bend Could Put Gas Tax To Voters

Nov. 17, 2015 4:20 p.m.

The Bend City Council may ask voters to approve a gas tax to fund street maintenance.

Washington Anti-Tax Measure Qualifies For November Ballot

July 29, 2015 10:25 p.m.

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman's latest attempt to limit the Washington state Legislature's ability to raise taxes has qualified for the November ballot.

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TriMet Ready To Approve Hike In Payroll Taxes

Aug. 12, 2015 10:30 p.m.

TriMet board members appear ready to approve a .10 percent increase to payroll taxes, over the next 10 years.

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Grants Pass Mulls New Sales Tax To Close Funding Gap

July 20, 2015 9:45 p.m.

Grants Pass residents are expected to get their first look at a proposed new sales tax Tuesday.

3 Big Takeaways From Portland's Data On Uber And Taxis

July 18, 2015 1:45 a.m.

Uber and Lyft captured more than 40 percent of the market for rides in their first month in Portland, and three other things we learned this week.

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Portland Arts Tax Fails To Deliver On Some Ballot Promises

July 28, 2015 7 a.m.

The Portland arts tax's biggest problem is simple: Not enough people are paying the $35.

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Vote Postponed On Facebook Tax Break For Proposed Prineville Data Center

Aug. 19, 2015 6:19 p.m.

A vote on whether to give Facebook a tax break to build a third large data center in Prineville has been postponed. 

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