Monthly Archives: November 2013


December 2013 Revenue Forecast: Economists predict stable, modest growth in Oregon and potential personal income tax kicker in 2015

The Office of Economic Analysis presented its December 2013 economic and revenue forecast to a joint legislative committee on Thursday morning. While the economy in Oregon continues to recover from the recent recession, the outlook for the state budget is not nearly as promising as lawmakers face the potential of the personal income tax kicker reaching its statutory threshold in 2015. The key takeaway left by state economists was that the state budget is at a critical turning point.  Read more…


2013 Election: Voters send mixed messages on public safety

Elections held in odd-numbered years are typically less eventful, especially for Oregonians, since the vast majority of mainstream elections are held in even-numbered years. However, this year there were several contentious local ballot initiatives. In this post we’re going to break down the key takeaways from Tuesday’s election and consider whether or not they are a sign for things to come.

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