Oregon labor unions may be running out of time for big tax measures.
When Allan Bruner set up a booth for the Oregon Education Association at the annual gathering of the Republican Party of Oregon earlier this year, he was operating behind what many teachers consider e
The timber industry is mighty in Oregon—thanks to tax dollars it spends on ads.
Although environmental groups have helped Democrats win big legislative majorities, the timber lobby trounced enviros in Salem once again this year.
A bill to regulate aerial spraying of timbe
Trimet and a Portland broker work around the legislature’s rules on selling tax credits to wealthy investors.
Dan Wieden recently did something few Oregonians can do: He bought a dollar for 75 cents.
Wieden, co-founder of Portland’s Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency, purchased a $1.8 million state income
Schools get billions from the state every year. That number is growing fast. Here’s why it’s never enough.
$7.2 billion is a lot of money.
enough to buy every Oregonian a new MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone 6. Or
enough to buy every school district in Oregon a $36 million, gently used
More and more, credit unions look and act like banks. So why don’t they pay taxes?
Robert Stuart enjoys a paycheck most bankers would envy.
Stuart, 47, is CEO of
Oregon’s second-largest financial institution, with 26 branches, 501
employees and assets of $3.6 billion. His
A new report suggests she didn't disclose all of her income in 2012.
Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes has been collecting private consulting fees while serving as an adviser to Gov. John Kitzhaber—and that practice has put her under scrutiny by the state’s ethics commission and has led to a criminal investigation by the FBI. But revelations in a story by Hillary Borrud with the EO Media Group/Pamplin Media Group Capital Bureau could cause a new question about Hayes: ...
Hold your wallets. Oregon Democrats ruling Salem want to raise your taxes.
Lawmakers convened in Salem on Jan. 12 to attend Gov. John
Kitzhaber’s inaugural address and start the business of making new
Many states saw
Democrats wiped out in the 2014 election
It’s not clear how a tax on Portlanders will keep its promises to schools.
It used to be kids all over Portland came home from public
school splattered in paint, smelling of papier-mâché paste and proudly
carrying home their latest creation for the refrigerator door. A
Jim McDermott, who heads the litigation practice at Portland's Ball Janik law firm has earned a reputation as one of the city's top lawyers. In recent years, McDermott has begun weighing in on public policy, writing op-eds for The Oregonian about tax policy. In 2009, when the state was debating Measures 66 and 67, which increased personal and corporate income taxes, McDermott wrote a piece titled "I ...
The weekend political chat has been all about Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Congressman chosen by Mitt Romney as his running mate. The early punditry claims that the addition of the tea partyish Ryan to the GOP ticket will energize "the base," but also scare Democrats enough to activate them as well. Paul Ryan's specialty is taxes—he is the chair of the House Budget Committee. While he is to the right ...