Government and law

Government and law
Graphic: Services paid for with Oregon tax dollars
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

IncomeTaxChart.jpgBreakdown of Oregon income and property tax allocations.

 

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Pot bill fails, new one in the works
April 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Marijuana.jpg

Of the business-related legislation that died in this year’s special legislative session, it was a workplace medical marijuana bill that may have had the most mixed support from Oregon’s business community.

 

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Street tax goes to voters
March 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008

Following outcry and fierce lobbying efforts by Portland small businesses, a $460 million road maintenance fee proposed by council member Sam Adams will be decided by voters in November rather than by the city council.

 

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Beaverton pushes shopping-cart ordinance
January 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008

cartIf Beaverton city officials have their way, abandoned shopping carts will be retailers’ misfortunes and none of their own. The city could become the first in Oregon to pass an ordinance around a state law allowing cities to fine stores that fail to round up wayward shopping carts.

 

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Bills get down to business
January 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Capitol.jpgIt’s the special legislative session that some are calling the “Seinfeld session,” a reference to the television show that was, as its creators famously described, about nothing.

 

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