They wouldn’t do it in Idaho – no surprise there.
They wouldn’t do it in Washington either, which did take some people by surprise.
Now – will the Oregon Legislature raise taxes to cop with their state’s huge revenue shortfall?
The exact situation will come into focus this week, when the May revenue estimate is delivered – the last major one this session is likely to get. Big cuts are almost certainly going to happen in any event. But will taxes, in some form or other, be raised to fill the gaps?
There doesn’t seem to be much affirmative discussion of the idea at Salem, at least publicly. The Eugene Register-Guard‘s piece today on the matter may provide some clarity: “No detailed tax package has emerged so far this session, but behind-the-scenes discussions suggest that the Democratic majority in Salem wants to concentrate its pursuit of higher taxes on wealthy Oregonians and profitable corporations.”
Consider that maybe an early indicator.Share on Facebook