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Vote NO on Measure 97

10 Essential Facts on Measure 97 tax  …Oregon Catalyst – August 18, 2016…    It is a hidden sales tax Measure 97 is a gross receipts tax. It increases the business minimum tax to $30,000 plus 2.5% of gross sales on larger businesses where sales (not profits) exceed $25 million.[…]

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What is going on? Not much.

Editorial: What’s safe to say about climate change? …The Bulletin – August 31, 2016… We would appreciate it if Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum would tell us what we are supposed to say about climate change. Her office has signed on to an agreement with 16 other attorneys general to[…]

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The PERS Disaster

Oregon’s Unfunded PERS Liability Climbs to $21.8 Billion … Oregon Catalyst — July 26, 2016 … Oregon Senate Republicans say that a “Fair, Constitutional PERS Reform Options Available”… Salem, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board will receive a report from their financial actuary firm Milliman[…]

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Rural Oregon Residents Continue to Bleed

  Obamacare is proving to be a Failure of epic proportions … Oregon Catalyst – July 21, 2016 – State Senator Doug Whitsett …   I wrote a column in June detailing the ongoing issues with national health care reform under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA),[…]

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