Many of Oregon’s top attractions have seen their visitor numbers increase over the last year despite the bad economy.
Oregon dairy farmers have been losing money since the financial crisis drove down milk prices last fall.
Coal generates just 22% of the electricity in the Pacific Northwest, but it is responsible for 87% of greenhouse gas emissions from the regional power grid. Given those numbers, it was only a matter of time before environmental groups took aim at Portland General Electric’s Boardman coal plant, the largest source of greenhouse gases in the state.
A survey of other states’ taxes shows that while Oregon’s corporate income tax hike is far from radical, other changes make Oregon’s taxes look more extreme.