WHAT THE YOUNG VOTERS CHEERING BERNIE SANDERS’ “HOME RUN LINES” SHOULD KNOW
Willamette Week reports that Portland’s young voters gave presidential candidate Bernie Sanders his biggest applause for the following 13 lines. Those voters might want to consider some additional facts.
1. “This campaign is sending a message to the billionaire class: Yes, we have the guts to take you on.”
Billionaires, as a class, have long...
Obamacare comes to Oregon with $1,500 increases in health insurance prices
More than 220,000 Oregonians who buy their own health insurance will face higher premiums next year, according to the Oregonian.
Portlanders could see some of the biggest hikes in the country.
Officials say the rate increases reflect changes to the market due to Obamacare, which kicked in in 2014. More people, including sick people, bought policies in part because insurers were prohibited from denying coverage for preexisting medical conditions. A new tax...
Oregon State House Sneaks In Sales Tax
The blog on taxrates.com announced “Anti-Sales Tax Oregon Embraces Marijuana Tax” referring to Oregon’s new state sales tax in HB2041 on all marijuana leaves, flowers, immature plants, and cannabinoid products initially at 25% and then at 17% with allowances for local jurisdictions to add another 3% sales tax. It was largely without fanfare passing in the House on June 25th (43 aye-15 nay) and in...