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What A Carbon Tax Could Mean For Oregon

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.

Segmentarticle - Dec. 18, 2014

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

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

Segmentarticle - Dec. 18, 2014

Oregon Cities Weigh Local Pot Taxes Ahead of November Vote

If recreational marijuana is legalized in Oregon, some cities want to cash in by taxing it at the local level.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 19, 2014

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

Segmentarticle - Aug. 27, 2014

An Update On The Portland Arts Tax

Portland residents are expected to pay a $35 per person arts tax by April 15.

Segmentarticle - April 2, 2014

How Property Taxes Are Influencing The Housing Market

According to a new report from the Northwest Economic Research Center, Oregon's property tax system is skewing the housing market.

Segmentarticle - March 19, 2014

Wind Energy Tax Credit Expires

We'll explore the effect of the recent expiration of the federal wind energy tax credit, and the role that subsidies play in energy production more broadly.

Segmentarticle - Jan. 3, 2014

Boeing Gets Tax Breaks From Washington Lawmakers

Washington lawmakers adjourned their three-day special session after granting the Boeing tax breaks that Governor Inslee pushed for.

Segmentarticle - Nov. 11, 2013

Does Oregon's Property Tax System Need Reform?

The City Club of Portland has released a report suggesting changes to Oregon's property tax system.

Segmentarticle - Nov. 7, 2013

County Cigarette Taxes

A bill that would allow counties to levy their own cigarette taxes passed the Oregon House by a slim margin last week. HB 2870 would require counties to spend at least 40% of the money from cigarette taxes on public health, including smoking cessation programs.  Proponents say this would give local governments more autonomy to create a much-needed revenue source, particularly for counties that are facing severe financial problems. Opponents argue that cigarette taxes disproportionately affect the poor and could hurt small businesses. The 31-29 House vote broke down along party lines, with only three Democrats voting against it and no Republicans voting for it. It now moves on to the Senate.

Segmentarticle - April 10, 2013

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