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Media Hit | Budget, Tax

Energy Tax Credits Return, But With New Restrictions

Energy businesses looking for tax credits from the state can start applying Monday. But because of questionable practices in the past, the legislature has placed a $300 million cap on the program.

 

Starting to see a bit more clearly

By | David Rosenfeld
Executive Director

The state transparency website is being updated this week. There are improvements that can be made, including the posting tax subsidy information. Let us know your suggested improvements.

Media Hit | Budget, Tax

Editorial: Let incentives be easy to see

Oregon has a dozen programs of giving tax breaks or subsidies to companies that pledge to create jobs. Are these programs working as intended? Are they worth whatever they cost?

Media Hit | Budget, Tax

Ore. gets 'F' in tax break transparency

Oregon received an "F" in a national report that graded states on the transparency of their economic subsidy efforts.

Media Hit | Budget, Tax

Report Slams Oregon For Failure to Disclose Subsidies

The state of Oregon is a failure when it comes to the transparency of economic subsidies it provides, according to areport released today by Good Jobs First, a Washington, D.C. non-profit.

 

Report | OSPIRG Foundation | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Following the Money

This report rates all 50 states on the quality of their budget transparency websites. Read to see how Oregon ranks.

Media Hit | Budget, Tax

Business tax breaks total $626 million

Oregon will provide at least $626 million in tax subsidies for corporations this biennium, but has no system set up to determine whether that foregone revenue is accomplishing its goals, a nonprofit advocacy group said Monday.

Media Hit | Budget, Tax

OSPIRG Publishes Tax Break Database

WHEN THE STATE IS BROKE, PEOPLE START PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO TAX BREAKS.

Report | OSPIRG | Budget, Tax, Transportation

What We Learned from the Stimulus

The latest data on stimulus spending show that funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways. In the 10 months since the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was signed, investing in public transportation produced twice as many jobs per dollar as investing in roads.

Result | Budget, Democracy, Tax

Google Government Coming to Oregon

The Oregon Legislature gave final approval to HB 2500 this morning, which sets up a one-stop website for taxpayer spending.

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