85% Increase in Property Taxes to Oregonians Since 1999??
Are you receiving an 85% Increase in Government Services? by Dan Lucas, The Oregon Catalyst Property taxes are very important to Oregon cities, counties and schools. While the state government’s general fund depends largely on income taxes, county and city governments get most of their tax base from property taxes, and school districts and community colleges get large portions of their funding from property taxes. Measure 5 and Measure 50, which were passed by Oregon voters
Petunia Gives the City of Corvallis the Porker Award
Corvallis Spends Tax Dollars to Modify People’s Behavior Teaching people to screw in Green Light Bulbs and Ride Bicycles So far behind they’ll never catch up! Unattainable goals within grant period Not a proper role of government! SALEM-Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation’s Executive Director and former State Representative Jeff Kropf announced Petunia the Pork Detective’s latest recipient of the highly coveted ‘Porker Award’ to the city of Corvallis for the ‘Climate Sho
Petunia's First Porker Award Goes to the Oregon Health Authority
Tax Dollars Pay for Study to Study Other Studies Government doesn't know the cost! Project had no budget! Government doesn't even know who authorized it! Congratulations to the Oregon Health Authority for the 'Shadow Flicker' study (officially titled the Wind Energy Health Impact Assessment). 134 pages that took 18 months to complete concluding that giant wind turbine blades don't trigger epileptic seizures and there is no evidence that wind turbine sounds cause human stress.
TriMet spends $370,600 to save $3,680 annually? What?
Spending $370,600 to purchase a solar project. According to The Oregonian, the funding sources for the project include subsidies and other TriMet indebtedness that will result in a 65 year pay off of the debt...for an experiment. Is this a wise use of transporation dollars? An alternative energy experiment? #text