Published by Oregon Center for Public Policy How much income do families across Oregon need to get by? The federal poverty guidelines, unfortunately, provide an unsatisfactory answer. It’s widely recognized that the official definition of poverty, developed in the early 1960s, is outdated and flawed. Under that definition, families are poor when their income is […]
State corporate income tax avoidance spans the nation
Without congressional action, shortly after Christmas about 21,000 laid-off Oregon workers and their families will lose their federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) benefits.
“Grand Bargain” Tax Package Comes with Shrinking Revenue from Tax Subsidy for the 1 Percent and No Jobs
most Oregon families who live in poverty are working families
The Joint Committee on Tax Credits heard from families, small business people and advocates on the effectiveness of the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit. The committee even heard from one of its own, Rep. Jason Conger (R-Bend),
Originally published Oregon Center for Public Policy EITC Awareness Day highlights one of the most important federal tax credits, the Earned Income Tax Credit. Hopefully, this day will also draw attention to the need for the 2013 Oregon legislature to extend Oregon’s own EITC, which is currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2013. […]
…Oregon minimum-wage workers will enjoy the second highest state minimum wage in the nation. Only the state of Washington will have a higher state minimum wage. Oregon’s northern neighbor, which also automatically increases its minimum wage according to the cost of living, will see its minimum hourly wage rise to $9.19 on January 1.
As of January 1, Oregon will be one of 19 states plus the District of Columbia with a minimum wage above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which is not scheduled to increase.
A newly released corporate-funded study concluded that Oregon had the nation’s second-lowest “effective business tax rate” for new investments among all states and the District of Columbia. Only Maine had a more “competitive” tax structure than Oregon.