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Legislature eyes $1.2 billion property tax

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Oregon Catalyst, by Taxpayers Association of Oregon

… the Taxpayer Association of Oregon testif[ied] at the Senate Revenue hearing regarding a  property tax bill SJR 201 which could raise property taxes as much as $1.2 billion.

The bill is in design stages and the Revenue Committee is using the hearing to explore many ideas around changing Oregon property tax system and measure 50 (1997) and we are always open to dialogue on how to make our tax system more fair or effective.  But as it stands we Oregonians pay too much in property taxes.   We make it clear that Oregonians are already paying just over more property taxes than the average American and that Oregon state and local government spends more per capita than the average state in America.  The bill as it currently stands would eliminate Measure 50 and the protection it gives against rising assessment taxation values which if gone could raise over a billion in new property taxes…

We respond & Your Comments

Here they go again. Our “public servants” in Salem are looking here, looking there, looking everywhere to gobble up a few billion more in taxes.

Why? Because they know that, thanks to overcommitments for funding PERS and Medicare, Oregonians are facing a $2.8 Billion shortfall next year. And our “Progressive” legislators don’t want us to wake up to it before they get themselves reelected in November.

Well – wake up. Do whatever it takes to remember it when you vote. Carve it into your dining table. Carve it into your forehead. Just remember.


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