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Business, income tax hikes approved by voters

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oregonians said "yes" to Measures 66 and 67, increasing income taxes for high earners and also increasing taxes for corporations and some businesses.

Both measures passed with a 53% to 46% lead. But some opponents say the results don't accurately reflect voters' feelings.

“The success of a nationally bankrolled campaign does not accurately reflect the views of all Oregonians,” [Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bob Tiernan] said. “Voters across the state want their legislators to tighten their belts along with the rest of us. Oregonians expect their representatives in Salem to work together to find a solution that addresses the challenges of today’s economy without crippling tomorrow’s.”

House Republican Leader Rep. Bruce Hanna, a Roseburg Republican, said the well-financed campaign to support the measures was difficult to counter.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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0 #1 Teachers Union Wins AgainLisa 2010-01-27 11:44:47
The power of the NEA is seen in this vote. Average citizens see commercials lamenting the decline in education if the measures did not pass. Of course there is no co-relation between throwing money at education and the results. But most people don't pay enough attention to consider the facts.

Phil Knight was correct, Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law Part II
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Rick Creson
0 #2 More Class JealousyRick Creson 2010-01-27 14:06:14
Fifty-three percent of Oregonians decided that "drinking" the water was much easier and more rewarding for them than "carrying" the water. They should be ashamed to be the newest Oregon welfare recipients.
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John A. Ward
0 #3 Tax HikesJohn A. Ward 2010-01-27 16:59:04
The people of Oregon can pat themselves on the back, they have guaranteed that Oregon will remain at the top of the unemployment list, be the last to recover and the first to drop again, when the 2nd dip in the recession comes. Sour grapes, yes, but it is still re-enforcing to see reasonably intelligent people behave so stupidly.
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0 #4 dumb pelicans and dumb people in oregonDeb 2010-01-27 17:15:36
What the hell is wrong with you people.
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Annoyed at Oregon
0 #5 Layoff's BeginAnnoyed at Oregon 2010-01-27 18:24:13
My employer has already started the layoffs due to these new taxes. 9 people got the boot so far today. And now the company is looking to move to Vancouver this year. So glad all the state employees including the teachers still have their jobs, pay raises and PERS. I will chew on that when I am living under the Burnside bridge in the near future. I'lll save a piece of cardboard for you.
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