Archive | August, 2016

M97

The Corporate kicker wrinkle in M97

Under Article IV, Section 14 of Oregon’s constitution, if corporate  income and excise tax receipts exceed 2% of the estimated tax revenues, the entire amount of over collected taxes over the estimate goes to schools. The corporate tax revenue estimate is done at the end of the last Legislative session. In 2017, the estimate was […]

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leadership-strategy

An independent plan for M97 $$

-Protect consumers and basic state services. Build support for PERS reform within the education community- Here are some facts: M97 is predicted to increase state tax revenue by at least $6 Billion per biennium. M97 does nothing to relieve individuals of their ever increasing tax burden Oregon is facing a 1.35 Billion dollar increase in […]

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BFA

McMullin loses $$ backing?

Better for America was launched by the #NeverTrump alliance and backed by Mitt Romney supporter and wealthy investment manager John Kingston. It sought a third candidate for President this November. It was thought that Evan McMullin, who recently announced his candidacy for President was it’s candidate since all the political advisers who had been working […]

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M97

Remembering Ballot Measure 28

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ” – George Santayana, a very smart person. August 23, 2016:    In 2001, After 9/11 our economy went into recession and Oregon was hit hard. State revenues dropped off a cliff but State obligations didn’t. In 2002, the State was faced with huge […]

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Nixon

Did Encore Political Services just run the worst voter registration drive ever?

In a complaint filed this week, Democratic dark money political group Our Oregon was accused of violating election law and possibly committing a felony. In the complaint, outlined here, Lee Vasche, Executive Director of Signature Gathering Company of Oregon (SGCO) , a  firm hired to obtain signatures for the “No Fake Emergencies” ballot measure, alleges […]

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