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Portland has liabilities equaling $18,400 per taxpayer

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.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Oregon estimated at 4.2%

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 ranks 7th worst in new economic outlook analysis

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 ranks 33rd best on corporate tax study

Oregon finished 33rd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Oregon among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

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 job growth this year projected at 1.3%

Job growth in Oregon is expected to reach 1.3 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.9 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Oregon has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

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.

Oregon ranks eighth in annual tax climate ranking

Oregon finished eighth in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Oregon

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.

Funding for arts agencies in Oregon to reach $1.96 million in FY2020

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).

Oregon levies a total tax on lodging of 1.8%

Hotel room bills in Oregon tack on a total state lodging tax of 1.8 percent, the 50th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

14 counties in Oregon are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

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.

3,934 borrowers in Oregon filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

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.

$377.1 million in federal research dollars flowed to Oregon in FY 2018

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.

Oregon received nearly $5.6 million in public broadcasting funds last year

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 2-year college students pay $5,310 in tuition and fees

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.

5 U.S. House members from Oregon make $174,000 annually

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.

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