Monthly Archives: August 2010

Oregon’s High Income Taxes: Are They A Problem?

By |August 20th, 2010|

A new report  from the Sightline Institute in Seattle shows that Oregon income taxes are the highest in the nation.  However, Oregonian’s overall tax burden is lower than the national average because we don’t have a sales tax.


What impact does this type of tax system have on the ability of Oregon to attract and retain […]

An Income Tax in Washington?

By |August 17th, 2010|

An editorial about a potential income tax in Washington state.

Pat Reiten discusses the Oregon Business Plan with the Statesman Journal

By |August 17th, 2010|

Pat Reiten discusses the Oregon Business Plan with the Stateman Journal’s Editorial Page Editor, Dich Hughes.

The California that Was

By |August 17th, 2010|

This interesting article discusses the massive transition in Californian fiscal policies from the old to the new. It traces the trends that created a global economic leader, and marks the issues that are contributing to the Golden State’s economic problems.

Growing Jobs, and Community, in Klamath County

By |August 3rd, 2010|

Last week, a team of business leaders, elected officials, economic developers, and community partners released a vision for improved job creation, community and environmental health in Klamath County, Oregon.  They also asked for support from state leaders to help them realize their vision.

The Klamath team presented the  “Vision 2020” report to an audience of local […]

The Push for Income

By |August 3rd, 2010|

From the Register Guard, July 29, 2010:

“A website presentation explains that the group is concerned that Oregon has slipped out of the “Circle of Prosperity” and into a “Circle of Scarcity.” While this has nothing to do with Dante or his infernal circles, the Business Plan folks are sure it’s a bad thing.

And despite their […]

Should Oregon Emphasize Foreign Language Learning?

By |August 1st, 2010|

Dave Porter argues on the Global Strategies Blog that the Oregon Business Plan should focus more on improving foreign language learning for Oregonians, as part of our strategy to strengthen traded sector industries. Do you agree?