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A small local tax for street repairs

Written September 15th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The League of Oregon Cities would like the 2015 legislature to raise fuel taxes and vehicle licensing fees to help pay for street and road repairs. This would not be wise because some of that extra money would be wasted. Instead, let the cities look to local solutions, as Multnomah and Washington counties and 14 […]


Cities want tax limits eased

Written September 10th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

What Oregon cities want from the next legislature is, mostly, more money or a way to get more. There are good reasons for this, but there are even better reasons for protecting city residents from upward spiraling tax bills from the cities or the state.


Hands off the property tax cap

Written June 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

The League of Oregon Cities plans to lobby the legislature next year for a constitutional amendment relaxing the limit on property taxes. Let’s hope lawmakers will resist the cities’ blandishments. Instead, they should give cities better tools to reduce their costs.


 
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