Oregon Legislature passes $1 billion tax package for education

//Oregon Legislature passes $1 billion tax package for education

Oregon Legislature passes $1 billion tax package for education

Oregon's Senate on Monday passed a gross receipts tax that will raise an estimated $1 billion in new revenue a year and dedicate the money to pre-K-12 public education. Senate Republicans remained opposed to the legislation, but did not have enough votes to overcome the Democratic supermajority. The legislation passed on party lines, 18-11. As a tax increase, it needed 18 votes to pass. The vote happened after lawmakers reached a deal that ended a four-day period during which Republicans denied…

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By | 2019-05-14T00:19:18+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Education|

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