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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.

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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.

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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.

Google Government Coming to Oregon

By | David Rosenfeld
Executive Director

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

Media Hit | Budget, Democracy, Tax

OPEN STATE'S BOOKS, POLITICAL RIVALS AGREE

Saying that muckraking isn't a partisan issue, an unlikely quartet of legislators has latched onto a modern-day way to open up the state's books: by searchable database.

 

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