Rep. Wilde Proposes Tax on Business Aid

Put a tax on assistance. Yeah, that will work. Representative Marty Wilde (D-Eugene) introduced HB 2253 that would “surcharge” those that received forgiven loans received as a corporate excise or personal income taxpayer through Paycheck Protection Program of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. His proposal would apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, and before…

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OREGON’S NEW CIGARETTE TAXES WILL HURT, NOT HELP, LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS

By Cascade Policy Institute By Rachel Dawson  Oregon couldn’t let a new year commence without the rollout of a new tax increase. Voters passed Measure 108 last year which increases cigarette and cigar taxes and establishes a new tax on vaping products beginning January 1, 2021. …. First, the taxes are regressive and will hurt low-income Oregonians. A recent study found…

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Firearms a Priority for 2021 Session

NORTHWEST OBSERVER REPORTS: Firearms Legislation Proposed for Session Spoiler alert: Stock up on ammo The Oregon Firearms Federation has put out a statement on firearms related legislation that has been made public for the upcoming legislative session: Here is a quick run down on the anti-gun bills. HB 2510 is another mandatory lock up your guns bill. Basically a rehash of what the…

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