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Oregon Lawmakers, Protestors Converge for Special Session

Oregon Lawmakers, Protestors Converge for Special Session

Oregon lawmakers convened a one-day special session to continue their response to the tumultuous pandemic and wildfire season. Despite disagreements over legislative procedure and some aspects of the policy response, Democrats and Republicans largely worked together to advance the measures without much political theater. However, that is not to suggest the session was without commotion.
Oregon Lawmakers Return to Salem for Third Special Session

Oregon Lawmakers Return to Salem for Third Special Session

Oregon lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday to convene for their third special session of the year to continue addressing the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and historic wildfire season. Additionally, the legislature completed its final round of interim hearings before the next regular session.
Oregon Economists Report Stable Revenues in Updated Forecast

Oregon Economists Report Stable Revenues in Updated Forecast

In September, the economists described a “shocking” revision to their forecast from the initial days of the pandemic. The latest forecast largely maintained those revisions but emphasized the growing uncertainty due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.
Unweirding Portland's Targeted Tax Regime

Unweirding Portland's Targeted Tax Regime

In an article published in Tax Notes State, Nikki Dobay and I explore the practical, legal, and political challenges for the Portland metro area’s tax regime.