A Sales Tax, Anybody?

Lawmakers are about to start debating a shakeup of the state’s tax system—and an unpopular idea leads the list.

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In the history of Oregon politics, there are few things voters have hated more than a sales tax. But when voters...   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Light Rail Bridge to Nowhere: Clark County Voters Are Saying No to MAX Tax

A defeat would be a setback for the Columbia River Crossing Project


Clark County voters are leaning against a sales tax for light rail tonight. And while a defeat may not derail the Columbia River Crossing, it would represent the start of a long, new fight.Many in the county framed the vote—a 0.1 percent sales tax increase—as a referendum on the entire $3.5 billion CRC project, and results this evening show the measure failing by 56 percent to 44 percent. The measure ...   More
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Throw Voters From the Train

A Clark County measure to fund light rail has become a referendum on the CRC.

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The Columbia River Crossing is already in big trouble.  The proposed Interstate 5 spans between Oregon and Washington have a flawed design, the backers lack firm plans to...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Guess Which House District 30 Candidate Actually Has Supported a Sales Tax

Republican Shawn Lindsay and Democrat Doug Ainge are running in House District 30 (Hillsboro and North Plains) for the seat being vacated by Democrat David Edwards, who is not seeking re-election. The House Democrats have tried to tag Lindsay and several other Republican House candidates around Oregon with being in favor of a 30 percent sales tax. That effort is based on a tenuous—at best—connection ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS


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