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Senate kills tax bills

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Senate Democrats failed to pass bills that would have raised taxes on businesses and well-off residents. The bills needed one more vote to make the 60 percent majorities needed.

Budget-balancing increases in personal and corporate income taxes stalled Wednesday in the Oregon Senate when Democratic leaders failed to muster the 60 percent majorities required to pass them.

After a corporate income tax increase failed by one vote, the Senate shelved the two bills – but could take them up again in the same form as early as today.

House Bill 3405 failed on a 17-12 vote. Sen. Mark Hass, D-Beaverton, joined 11 Republicans in opposition; one Republican was excused.

Read the full article in the Statesman Journal.



thinking forward
0 #1 Senate destroys Jobs!!thinking forward 2009-06-11 13:56:53
This wish only lasted one day.The Demos couldnt wait to kill business. What is Government's job?
Education, Police, Fire, Roads (not bicycle clogs).
You get the picture. Let the social services be run by faith-based and no-profits.
Out of control and out of money creates chaos.
Next time you vote just make it easy. Vote out the ones who put us here and look for integrity.
Smaller Government Less Taxes. Find a city county or state that is not in trouble because of reckless spending. Oh yah a Country!!!!!
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