Millions earmarked for cooling, heating, clean air yet to benefit Oregonians

A Meals on Wheels volunteers distributed electric fans in Salem ahead of the June 2021 heat wave. State efforts to expand air conditioning following the event are running slowly. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) The Legislature allocated millions of dollars this February and in 2021 toward protecting thousands of Oregonians from extreme[Read More…]

Oregon still collecting more tax revenue than economists anticipated

(Amanda Loman/Oregon Capital Chronicle) Oregon tax collections continue to surge, with Oregonians paying $1.2 billion more in income taxes this spring than last year. The increasing state revenues aren’t due to higher taxes. Instead, according to Oregon’s quarterly economic forecast, many people cashed in assets in late 2021, causing a short-term[Read More…]