Here's 1 Small Oregon Pension Fix That Could Actually Be A Win-Win

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In the flurry of ideas for paying down Oregon's $22 billion public pension debt, one proposal stands out as unusual. It’s far from a cure-all, though.

Gov. Kate Brown Quietly Balances Budget With Increase To 'Minimum' Business Tax

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The governor's recommended budget would ensure that some of Oregon's largest companies pay more than is currently required. 

Business Leaders: Pension Reforms Must Be Part of 2019 Education Solution

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At their yearly summit, some of the state's largest business interests offered a new vision for solving Oregon's fiscal woes. 

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Proposed Liquor Tax Tucked Away In Gov. Kate Brown's Budget

A proposed 5 percent increase to liquor prices caught Oregon distillers by surprise.

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Report: Climate Change Is Already Bringing Problems To Northwest — And It Will Get Worse

The Northwest is already seeing the effects of climate change, according to a new national climate assessment.

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Affordable Housing Project To Push Bend's Growth Boundary

With a booming population and scant affordable housing, Bend is bypassing the usual land use process to push to the East.

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Oregon Tax Collections Keep Exceeding Expectations; Kicker Likely

Analysts caution they don't know exactly why tax returns have been so robust, but they expect Oregonians will see a big kicker. 

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Portlanders Pass Measure To Create Clean Energy Fund

Portland voters on Tuesday passed a gross receipts tax measure that will pay into a clean energy fund, which proponents say will help the city chip away at its clean energy goals.

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Oregon Voters Defeat Measure That Sought Make It Harder To Raise Taxes

The fight over the rules for when Oregon legislative supermajority votes are required is of intense interest to lawmakers and lobbyists in Salem.

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Brown, Buehler Take Divergent Stands On Oregon's Financially Troubled Pension System

Republican Knute Buehler calls for major changes to public pension benefits in Oregon while Democratic incumbent Gov. Kate Brown calls that unfair to government workers.

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Sea Lion Shuttle Service Not A Substitute For Lethal Removal At Willamette Falls

Wildlife managers have asked for permission to kill sea lions at Willamette Falls to save threatened fish. Their attempts to relocate the animals have not solved the problem.

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Oregon Measure 103 Asks: Should Grocers Have Constitutional Protections?

The measure would wall off a segment of Oregon businesses from future tax increases. Advocates say it's about cheap food. Opponents say it's unnecessary and risky.

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Vancouver Unveils New Waterfront At Grand Opening

Thousands of people gathered Saturday on the shore of the Columbia River to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Vancouver Waterfront park.  


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