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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Bill benefits Highway 34

Written June 24th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

A couple of things can be said about the highway and tax package the Oregon legislature came up with Wednesday. One, it could have been done a whole lot sooner if the Democratic majority had not wasted time with itsĀ ill-considered low-carbon fuel program. And two, the package includes safety improvements on death alley, the segment […]


How about more city taxes?

Written November 21st, 2014 by Hasso Hering

One of these days, local government may run out of new ideas for getting money out of taxpayers. But that day is not yet here, as the budget committee of the city of Albany is finding out.


Road use fee, a year away

Written June 24th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

There’s always talk of increasing the federal gas tax because the Highway Trust Fund is running out of money. Maybe Congress could follow the lead of Oregon and experiment with road user fees instead of fuel taxes as a way of raising money to keep our highways and bridges in good repair.


 
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