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Oregon’s “Excess Revenue”: Refund or Reinvest?

October 1, 2021

In Oregon, when the actual tax revenue for a biennium exceeds the forecasted revenue by 2% or more, individual and corporate taxpayers get a rebate, which Oregonians call a “kicker.” The kicker policy was adopted by voters first in 1980, and in 2000 it was placed in the state Constitution. …

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The Aftermath of Great Loss: The Modoc People Persevere

October 8, 2021

The Modoc War, a conflict between the US government and the Modoc people, took place during 1872-73 in northern California near the Oregon border. The war was hard fought. The Modocs achieved initial victories despite being vastly outnumbered and outgunned, but in the end the US army won. The surviving …

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A State of Immigrants: A New Look at The Immigrant Experience in Oregon

October 15, 2021

Since 1990, the population of foreign-born Oregon residents has grown 42%, to a current level of almost 10%, less than the national average of about 14%. Although we often call ourselves a nation of immigrants, our immigration policies seem to serve neither the established communities nor the newcomers very well. …

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