Oregon Senate to vote on controversial tax breaks for top 1%

Last week, the Oregon House of Representatives voted to close a tax break that has made the wealthiest Oregonians even wealthier while leaving our schools and services starving for revenue. The Schedule E tax break just isn’t fair. A new report shows that this controversial tax break has disproportionately benefited the wealthiest Oregonians, while leaving… Read more »

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We’re just getting started

This session was a game-changer: From the thousands that rallied on the Capitol steps to the hundreds of businesses that advocated for revenue reform to the crowds of Oregonians across the state that flooded town halls. Together, we built something truly incredible — a coalition fighting for real revenue that is broader, more diverse, and… Read more »

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Educators, advocates, and business owners call for investment

Yesterday, legislative leaders held public hearings on HB 2830, the bill that would start to hold large and out-of-state corporations accountable for their fair share — and the response was astounding. Oregonians from all across the state turned out to tell legislators that we want a revenue package that does more than maintain the subpar… Read more »

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A chance to end the Comcast Con

For years, Comcast has used every trick in the book to get out of paying its fair share in Oregon taxes. From censoring ads to spending nearly half a million dollars against corporate accountability, Comcast will seemingly stop at nothing to shift its tax burden onto the backs of hardworking families. Comcast already gets a… Read more »

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More than 1,000 attend historic Oregon Can’t Wait rally

The movement to invest in Oregon made history this week. Yesterday, over 1,000 Oregonians rallied for revenue at the Capitol in one of the largest demonstrations Salem has ever seen — and 21,000 more tuned in to watch the action on our live stream. Yesterday’s rally made one thing clear: With just a month left… Read more »

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The big corporate budget plan is an insult

Today, big and out-of-state corporations released what they call their budget plan — but what we got instead was a single 51-word presentation without any substance or seriousness about investing in Oregon families. The “plan” released today was another delay tactic and an insult to the hard work of thousands of Oregonians, and legislators made… Read more »

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We’re about to make history

Exciting news! This week, hundreds of new voices joined our call for investments in schools and services. From prominent Oregon businesses to the editorial board of the state’s largest paper, the message is clear: Oregon can’t wait for investment! With the end of the Legislative session almost upon us, this support is more important than… Read more »

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Local businesses agree: It’s time to invest in Oregon.

Business leaders know a good investment when they see one. That’s why more than 50 businesses and business leaders from Medford to the coast to Pendleton to Portland are lining up behind House Leadership’s Oregon Education Investment Initiative. Speaker Kotek and Chairs Nathanson and Barnhart’s plan would add back two weeks to the school year… Read more »

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Why it’s time for revenue reform

Yesterday, Democratic leaders in the Oregon House proposed a real plan to invest in our underfunded schools, grow Oregon’s economy, and protect low and middle income families. Naturally, big business and many Republicans are opposed — they appear to want to keep the unbalanced status quo, where we pay taxes and corporations don’t. For years,… Read more »

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Advocates applaud the Oregon Education Investment Initiative

Today, Speaker Kotek and Chairs Nathanson and Barnhart released the first proposal in this legislative session that will make the investments in schools and families that Oregon needs. This is the budget and the leadership that Oregon families have been waiting for, and all across the state, Oregonians are applauding this powerful proposal. K-12 leaders… Read more »

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