Blog Posts By:

Charlie Fisher,
State Director

The 2022 Oregon legislative session is underway. See what OSPIRG is prioritizing to advance the public interest. 

See what the legislature passed this year to protect the public interest and what more needs to be done. 

OSPIRG Foundation is conducting a statewide survey of consumers about experiences and challenges with the health care system in Oregon.

On March 3rd, the state legislature adjourned a four-week “short session.” See how our main priorities fared in the legislature.

In 2013, the Legislature unanimously adopted HB 2460, which identified an extensive list of tax haven countries and required Oregon corporate tax filers to add income from any subsidiaries in those countries to their Oregon taxable income. The measure was based on a successful 2003 Montana law, and a May 2017 report from the Legislative Revenue Office estimated that it kept more than $20M in Oregon during the 2014 tax year, rather than being parked in offshore tax havens such as the Cayman Islands.[i]

Unfortunately SB 1529A, scheduled for a work session in the House Revenue Committee, repeals this landmark law. Presumably, the reasoning behind this repeal is that federal tax reform will prevent further tax havens abuse. We think is analysis is premature and likely incorrect.