Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Oregon dodges personal income tax kicker threshold, for now …

The economic recovery in Oregon is continuing to show progress across nearly all economic sectors on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the Great Recession. During a joint meeting of the House and Senate revenue committees, state economists asserted that employment figures have not returned to their pre-recession levels but are expected to before the 2015-17 biennium begins. As a result of Oregon’s economic dependence on the traded and natural resource sectors, the recession and recovery reflect more of a boom and bust cycle than many other states. Read more…


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National GOP tide ebbed before reaching Oregon

The whims of the voting electorate tend to swing back and forth like a pendulum from election cycle to election cycle. Historically speaking, Republicans vote in greater numbers than Democrats in non-Presidential elections. President Obama’s low approval ratings accelerated this natural trend, and created the ideal conditions for Republicans to gain control over both chambers of Congress. Read more…