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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...




Survey Available for SW Corridor Light Rail Project - Action Needed

The very important issue of the SW Corridor Light Rail project is now providing us with an opportunity to voice our opinions.  This is the nearly $2 billion dollar SW Corridor High Capacity Transit project, originated by METRO, going mostly along Pacific Highway south to Tigard, Sherwood and Tualatin.  There have been a number of initiative efforts aimed at giving residents along the way a larger voice about what light rail projects happen in their local communities.  Please take advantage...






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