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Six initiatives: Cordier tries again

Written August 1st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Rather than going to court to salvage his rejected initiative proposal, Albany petitioner Tom Cordier is trying something else. Friday he submitted six new initiatives, all aimed at forcing the city council to seek voter approval of any utility franchise fees or “privilege” taxes. But the way I read the texts, they likely will run into […]


Tax compression: A “loss” it’s not

Written July 4th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

There’s a chart in the July 8 agenda packet of the Albany City Council that reflects a mistaken view — and may leave a wrong impression — of an important fact about Oregon property taxes. “Property Tax Lost to Compression,” the chart is titled.


 
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