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Local pot tax, retail sales ban appear on many Nov. 8 ballots
Although legalizing marijuana is not on Oregon’s statewide ballot for the first time in four election cycles, many metro area voters will decide the fate of 29 marijuana-related measures in the Nov. 8 general election.
Two sides of a proposed corporate sales tax on the November ballot are clashing over a fundamental tenet of the measure — how the revenue can be spent.
Initiative Petition 28 — which is on track to be called Measure 97 on the ballot — would levy a 2.5 percent tax on certain corporations’ Oregon sales exceeding $25 million.
Washington County commissioners, by a 3-2 vote, will formally oppose Measure 97.
The Nov. 8 ballot initiative would raise a projected $3 billion annually by raising the corporate minimum tax by 2.5 percent on a business’s Oregon sales of more than $25 million.
Oregon Health Forum hosts a debate on this controversial ballot measure on Oct. 5 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. For details, click here.
If voters approve in November, a 3% city tax would apply to recreational pot sales
Beaverton’s marijuana smokers may soon have to pony up a little more green for their green.
SALEM — Businesses, special interest groups and governments have increasingly invested in lobbying Oregon lawmakers and other state officials over the last nine years.
New premium requests from insurers spell trouble for Oregonians
Oregonians who buy their own health insurance face a second straight year of hefty premium hikes that could boost coverage costs by nearly a third.
The revenue department collects $6.84 million in January, February
Oregon’s Department of Revenue unwittingly marked unofficial “Weed Day” April 20 by announcing another better-than-predicted return in recreational marijuana revenue.
Oracle can’t hide documents giving an unprecedented glimpse into what the massive software company really thought about the Cover Oregon website debacle, a Marion County judge has ruled.