Baseball strategy meeting tomorrow

Just a reminder that we’ve having a strategy meeting on the baseball stadium issue.  After a brief overview, we’ll be discussing how to stop legislators from giving money to build the new baseball stadiums need by privately owned teams to satisfy the contracts they signed with MLB back in 2021 [...]

January 29th, 2024|

Baseball funding strategy session

Should the state give $25 million to build baseball stadiums for professional, privately-owned baseball teams? This is still on the docket for the February session. We sent you our commentary on it in September: https://taxfairnessoregon.net/20-million-for-the-owners-of-the-hillsboro-hops/. And have done considerable research since, leading to this talking points paper: https://taxfairnessoregon.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/TFO-comments-Stadium-Funding.pdf we’ve been sharing with legislators.  But [...]

January 25th, 2024|

What do you think of the kicker?

We think the Kicker is Oregon’s very worst tax policy.  And it’s stuck in the Constitution, thanks to the Republicans who referred it to the voters 24 years ago.  As one of you recently wrote, “no one, including the highest paid people in Wall Street, can accurately predict the state [...]

December 18th, 2023|

Celebrating and supporting our work for Tax Fairness in Oregon

After all the pleas you received on Giving Tuesday, TFO sends its own on “Giving Wednesday.” We are grateful for your support. Below we’re sharing with you readers the fundraising letter we mailed to donors of record. In the 2023 legislative session, members of TFO testified more than 70 times [...]

November 29th, 2023|

$20 million for the owners of the Hillsboro Hops?

On September 18, Jody Wiser’s OpEd was published in the Portland Tribune: For the past 50 years wealth inequality has steadily worsened in the U.S. In Oregon, the top 10% own three times as much as the other 90%. While the Oregon legislature cannot solve a national problem, they don’t [...]

September 27th, 2023|
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