Are rich people moving to Oregon?

Are rich people moving to Oregon or are the folks already hear just getting richer?  Who knows.  But statistics from tax filings show that the number of Oregonians with high incomes is up, really dramatically. https://www.wweek.com/news/2023/01/25/even-during-pandemic-oregon-added-high-earners-at-rapid-clip/

February 4th, 2023|

Warehouse Tax Breaks

Since summer we’ve been having conversations with both legislators and the press about ending Oregon’s property tax breaks for warehouses and distribution centers.  Clearly it’s working, we expect to bring changes to these enterprise zone programs in the coming legislative session with HB 3011. In an Oregonian article Mike Rogoway [...]

January 22nd, 2023|

Off to Salem: TFO circulates its priorities

The House speaker and the Senate president were elected without a hitch. Legislators were sworn in and started dropping bills. Some of them are ours, so we were off to Salem to start talking them up. Semiconductor Incentives. The Biden administration is working to bring home manufacturing, and under the [...]

January 14th, 2023|

TFO testifies against the business lobby’s wish lists

In its final “Legislative Days” before the new House and Senate are sworn in, TFO was invited to describe Oregon’s tax structure in a hearing of the House Committee on Economic Development and Small Business. Appearing with the tax lobbyist from Oregon Business and Industry, Jody Wiser countered pleas that [...]

December 13th, 2022|

More subsidies for the semiconductor industry?

The star-studded “Oregon Semiconductor Competitive Task Force,” chaired by Ron Wyden, Kate Brown and the CEO of Portland General Electric industry includes industry, government and academic boosters intent on promoting a more inviting climate for semiconductor companies. Since the task force issued its “initial report” in August, TFO has been [...]

November 18th, 2022|
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