11.12.12 Your Morning Buzz

Posted on November 12, 2012


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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.

The Fiscal Cliff

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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.

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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.

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