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Sales tax fever

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sales tax fever
It seems Oregon’s political class has tax reform fever. Republican Jon Justesen released a plan for tax reform Tuesday that included imposing a 5 percent sales tax. Justesen says he’s considering whether to jump into the Republican primary for Governor. Gov. John Kitzhaber, w [...]

Oregon health exchange turns up heat

Monday, December 16, 2013
Oregon health exchange turns up heat
(http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2013/12/oregon_health_exchange_turns_u.html#incart_river) As Oracle Corp. programmers try to fix problems with itswork on the state's health insurance website (https://blog.advance.net/mt-static/html/coveroregon.com), Cover Oregon (http://topics.o [...]

Sales tax: Why it tempts Oregon lawmakers

Friday, December 13, 2013
Sales tax: Why it tempts Oregon lawmakers
Oregon voters blew a giant hole in the state budget when they enacted sweeping property tax limits in 1990, and politicians have been trying to fill it ever since. Often, the solution that rears its head is among the most unpopular in Oregon politics: a sales tax. Now Gov. John Kitzhaber [...]

Oregon health insurance enrollment lowest in country

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Oregon health insurance enrollment lowest in country
WASHINGTON -- Oregon was an early and enthusiastic supporter of the Affordable Care Act and jumped at the chance to set up its own online exchange for uninsured people to shop for health coverage. But Cover Oregon's roll out has been widely panned. Oregonians can't enroll in coverage they find o [...]

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