Oregon Tax Trouble: The dreaded sales tax must be weighed as a part of fiscal reform – Say sales tax. Did your blood pressure rise? In Oregon, typically it does. This is the state whose citizens have rejected a sales tax nine times and whose politicians twist in their seats at the utterance of the words. There’s something about being Oregonian that rejects something so regressive as a sales tax, which if traditionally applied costs the most among people earning the least.
- What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Jobs, in 1 Chart
- It’s Not a Fiscal Cliff, It’s a Fiscal Fast
- Can The Fiscal Cliff Be Avoided With A Surprisingly Simple Solution?
- Rogue Clackamas River Water board members seek to control district funds
- Council takes up plastic bags, police misconduct
- A reason to cheer the Portland fluoride vote
- Independence takes out line of credit
- Prineville police critics stage highway protest
- Left Homeless, Storm Victims Turn To Internet To Find Shelter
- Rivers Edge Events Center near Creswell granted permit over neighbors’ objections
ELGL Forum with Ken Allen, Oregon AFSCME Exec. Dir. – Please join us on November 14, 2012 for an ELGL brown bag lunch with Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Mr. Allen will discuss the challenges facing local governments and their employees from the union perspective. Oregon AFSCME Council 75, represents 140 local unions throughout Oregon.
Public hearings on 3rd bridge continue – The discussion has been around for decades, but this month and in the coming weeks talk about issues regarding an additional bridge for Salem-area traffic is heating up. The Salem City Council has decided to continue a public hearing on the Salem River Crossing’s (SRC) recommendation for a preferred alternative until the Dec. 10 council session.
- How The Most Sucessful People Benefit From Feedback
- How To Come Back Strong After You Bomb An Interview
- Want To Keep Your Best People? Do This
The Social Network
- Social Media Shows Strong Growth In Contracting
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Superstorm Sandy, and Social Media: A New York City Perspective
I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.