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Oregon Economy
5:07 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Oregon Revenue Forecast Up As Job Growth Continues

Job growth is driving an expected increase in tax revenue for Oregon.
Credit M.O. Stevens / Wikimedia

Oregon's economy still hasn't recovered to pre-recession levels. But state economists told lawmakers Wednesday that job growth is driving an expected increase in tax revenue for the state.

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Illegal Cigarettes
5:27 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho Big Supplier

Credit Tax Foundation/Mackinac Center for Public Policy

    

Nearly half of the cigarettes smoked in Washington went untaxed by the state. That estimate comes from a new study by two think tanks from back East. They compared actual legal sales in a state against the level you would expect to see based on its smoking rate. From that, they came up with a smuggling estimate. The study pegs low-tax Idaho as a major source of smuggled cigarettes. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

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Idaho Sales Tax
4:48 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Proposal Would End Idaho Sales Tax on Groceries

An Idaho state senator introduced a bill that would repeal the sales tax on groceries.
Credit Michael Pendergrass / Wikimedia Commons

An Idaho state senator and gubernatorial candidate has introduced a bill that would repeal the sales tax on groceries.

Republican State Senator Russ Fulcher says it’s time Idahoans were able to take advantage of the same savings that neighboring states like Washington, Oregon, and Montana have, by not having to pay sales tax on most grocery items.

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Farming Tax Credits
5:24 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Ore. Farmers Want Tax Break For Donated Crops

USDA

Originally published on Wed February 19, 2014 5:10 pm

Oregon farmers are hoping the state Legislature makes it worth their while to donate crops that would otherwise go to waste.

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NW Initiatives
4:07 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Washington Initiative Promoter Files Measure To Resurrect Anti-Tax Rule

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman has a plan to resurrect the two-thirds vote requirement for tax increases in Washington
Austin Jenkins Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon January 6, 2014 3:06 pm

Washington initiative promoter Tim Eyman kicked off the New Year with a new ballot proposal.

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Washington Taxes
5:34 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Washington Governor Calls State Tax System 'Old Jalopy'

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the state’s tax system is outdated and insufficient to cover expenses.
Credit Thomas Sorenes / Wikimedia

Washington Governor Jay Inslee says the state’s tax system is outdated and insufficient to cover expenses. The Democrat made his comments Tuesday at the release of his proposed update to Washington’s two-year budget.

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Corporate Taxes
4:53 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Washington Lawmakers Hear Pitch For Corporate Tax Disclosure

File photo of the Washington State Capitol Building
Cacophony Wikimedia

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 3:46 pm

The issue of tax transparency in Washington is getting fresh attention on the heels of a major tax deal for Boeing.

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Washington Gas Tax
4:30 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Is The Window Closing On A Washington Gas Tax Package?

File photo of road work on SR 520.
WSDOT

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 4:22 pm

Two key transportation leaders says time is running out for Washington lawmakers to agree on a multi-billion dollar roads and transit package.

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Boeing Incentives
5:13 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Washington Legislature Plows Ahead With Boeing 777X Tax Breaks

File photo of Boeing 777 assembly line as seen from tour observation deck/
Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

Originally published on Fri November 8, 2013 3:51 pm

The Washington Legislature is plowing ahead with a package of tax breaks and incentives to convince the Boeing Company to build its next big jet in Washington.

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School Funding Vote
5:56 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Education Watchers In Washington Eye Colorado School Funding Vote

Washington state Rep. Larry Seaquist chairs the House Higher Education Committee
Washington Legislature

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 3:17 pm

A decade after Washington voters defeated a one-cent sales tax increase for schools, a school funding vote in Colorado has education watchers in Washington paying close attention.

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