Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Portland ranks 69th for the state of its finances, having $18,400 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.
The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Oregon is 4.2 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.
Oregon finished 44th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.
Oregon was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.
Oregon would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.
Dana Altman, head basketball coach at the University of Oregon, earned $2.8 million in 2018, making Altman the highest-paid public employee in Oregon last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.
Legislative appropriations for Oregon arts agencies are projected to reach $1.96 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 47 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
Fourteen counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.
Borrowers in Oregon who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 3,934, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal agency research dollars going to Oregon totaled $377.1 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $5,577,078 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Oregon, the 25th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.
Oregon two-year colleges charged students $5,310 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the 10th highest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.
Each of the five U.S. House of Representatives members representing Oregon draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.