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“This isn’t a science fair. We should be paying for results,” said a California lawmaker of the Tesla Motors subsidies.Read More →
As part of this year’s budget, the Oregon Legislature created a pilot program for a new per-mile driving tax that could one day replace gasoline taxes as the primary form of revenue for the state’s highway fund. The new program is entirely voluntary in the first year – sign up, and you’ll get reimbursed for any gasoline taxes you pay at the pump, but you’ll owe the state 1.5 cents for every mile you drive.Read More →
Under EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, Oregon will have to reach harsh carbon cuts despite its strong record on lowering the state’s footprint.Read More →
By Anna Mae Kersey | Watchdog Opinion
Senate Bill 454, which mandates that employers implement paid sick leave for employees, may leave small business owners and the agriculture industry in the dust.
SB 454 states, “Employers that employ at least 10 employees working anywhere in this state shall implement a sick time policy that allows an employee […]
By Steve Buckstein | Watchdog Opinion
Fourteen bills have been introduced in the Oregon legislature to raise Oregon’s already high minimum wage or let localities do so. Apparently, some legislators believe that political laws can override the laws of economics.
In this case, the law of supply and demand tells us that raising the price of labor […]