Let’s stop increasing wealth inequality

For us, the last session brought some mixed emotions.  We watched, helpless in the last hours when the legislature passed two bills with radically different impacts.  One, the Kids’ Credit will mean a lot to some poor families with young children.  They’ll receive $1000 for each child under six.  That’s [...]

September 6th, 2023|

Take action on HB 2083

TFO urges you to write Governor Kotek to ask her to veto HB 2083, a bill that would continue a tax benefit for Oregon’s wealthiest business owners. The bill is among a string of benefits for the rich the legislature deemed worthy in the 2023 session. Kotek has signed SB [...]

July 22nd, 2023|

Defeats, modest wins and one total victory

The legislative session: defeats, modest wins and one total victory It is hyperbole for an interest group to claim it achieved a particular legislative outcome. Many ingredients go into Salem Sausage over a six-month session. Tax Fairness Oregon sent 11 members to speak at 70 committee hearings and held hundreds [...]

July 6th, 2023|

The rare week: We favored proposals!

TFO had an extraordinary week: we testified FOR three bills. So in this report, we’ll set aside all the cockamamie proposals we’ve spoke against and celebrate the alignment of the stars. Three items on the proactive agenda we set at the beginning of the session had hearings. Strategic Investment Program [...]

March 27th, 2023|

Democracy is work

Tax Fairness Oregon volunteers have been working every day since the legislative session began, reading bills, testifying before committees and lobbying members. Communicating with our membership has taken a backseat. Here is a diary entry—February 9—from one of our active members, Bennett Minton. Democracy is work This is Dylan and [...]

February 15th, 2023|
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