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|Thursday, January 27, 2011|
By Ben Jacklet
A year has passed since the passage of Measures 66 and 67, the controversial tax increases targeted at wealthy individuals and businesses in Oregon. These measures were extremely unpopular with many within the business community, and after the vote the predictions of abandonment and downsizing were dire. Have those predictions come to pass?
I took a lot of abuse in the comments section last March when I suggested in admittedly blunt fashion that tax measure opponents were overstating their case with references to a phantom exodus out of Oregon. I put a request out for examples of companies actually exiting, but heard mostly vitriol in response rather than actual examples.
I’m eager to hear specifics. If you know of companies exiting Oregon for tax reasons, tell us about them. In the meantime, I have contacted the folks behind Exit Oregon and oregontaxresponse.com to see what findings they have to offer in rebuttal. I’ll post their findings as soon as I hear from them, and link to their reports once they are available.
Ben Jacklet is managing editor of Oregon Business.
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