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Communities battle state preemption and corporate privilege to legalize sustainability

Communities battle state preemption and corporate privilege to legalize sustainability

“We are going to defend our property rights like any other property owner would. That means defending our rights under the state and federal constitutions.”   Those following the heroic efforts to stop the proposed Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline might attribute these words to any one of the more than 600 affected landowners along the […]

What does the Island of Fiji and Coos County, Oregon have in common?

What does the Island of Fiji and Coos County, Oregon have in common?

Fiji and Coos County enjoy ocean bounty and extraordinary natural beauty, fertile farmlands and abundant resources as well as high unemployment, poverty and food insecurity but that isn’t all they have in common. Fiji, like Coos County is attractive to resource extraction companies that object to paying their fair share of taxes.

Largest Coos County taxpayers taxed at half the rate of the rest of us

Largest Coos County taxpayers taxed at half the rate of the rest of us

My thanks to Free Lunch author David Cay Johnston for doing the analysis and Adam Colby, Coos County Assessor for providing the statistical data – First the top ten report – click on the image for a larger screen shot Now for the side by side comparison done by Johnston- As you can see most […]

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