Stories tagged: taxes
Thu., June 1, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
Transportation package would increase gas taxes, fees
A proposed 10-year, $8.2 billion transportation infrastructure bill for Oregon has been unveiled.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Seattle City Council removes diet pop from proposed tax plan
Seattle City Council members have advanced a proposal for a soda tax but have changed the plan to exclude diet pop.
Sun., May 28, 2017
Spin Control: If Washington needs more revenue, here’s some taxes to try
Let’s look for some new sources of tax revenue to help the Legislature solve its budget stalemate.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Oregon ‘kicker law’ triggered amid budget shortfall
State economists say the Oregon economy has been bustling this year, so much so that the state’s `kicker law’ may give $408 million back to Oregonians next year, plus another …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Airbnb looks to Latin America, now its fastest-growing market
As Airbnb Inc. turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Portland to vote on tax hike to fix lead in schools
Voters in Oregon’s largest city are poised to vote on the biggest school bond in state history after a scandal over high levels of lead in the water at almost …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Trump now says he’ll release his taxes – maybe – after he leaves office
The timing of when President Donald Trump might release his taxes continues to change.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
GOP senators can cut Obamacare taxes or preserve coverage for millions, but probably not both
As they take up the campaign to replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans face a critical choice between cutting taxes or preserving health coverage for millions of Americans, two …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
Crumbling roads and bridges bring higher taxes and fees
Lawmakers across the U.S. have approved new proposals this year to pay for transportation improvements, including tax hikes, vehicle fee increases and bond packages. Those measures extended an existing trend …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Idaho governor asks court to get involved in veto lawsuit
Gov. Butch Otter is asking the Idaho Supreme Court for permission to get involved in a lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Inslee urges Southwest Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort
Despite a lukewarm response from across the river after Washington lawmakers approved a measure to address the chronically congested crossing over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee is hopeful Oregon …
UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Bills seek link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce
Frustrated by the loss of thousands of Boeing jobs in recent years, lawmakers are weighing two measures that would tie Boeing’s eligibility for tax breaks to the amount of people …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
King County voters to decide arts sales tax in August
King County voters will decide in August whether to raise the county sales tax to pay for arts, culture and science programs.
Tue., May 2, 2017
Samuelson: Gap between expectations, taxation too wide
Our wants and needs from government exceed our willingness to be taxed.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
New York lawmakers hatch plan to release Trump’s state taxes
New York Democrats have hatched a plan to get a look at Donald Trump’s tax records by crafting a piece of legislation designed to get at his state returns that …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
New Oregon business taxes? Panel explores ideas
Leaders in the Oregon Legislature are forming a temporary, bipartisan committee that’ll spend the next several weeks hashing out a business tax-overhaul plan that may go to voters for final …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:38 a.m.
Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift
President Donald Trump’s tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
Trump’s tax proposal: What it means for the rich, for the world and for you
President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered a glimpse into his approach to tax reform. Here’s what we learned from the document, as well as the big tax questions the White …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Trump has ‘no intention’ of releasing tax returns, Treasury secretary proclaims
The U.S. treasury secretary says President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his taxes returns to the public.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
NY lawmakers: Compel Trump to release state tax returns
New York would release the state tax returns for Donald Trump and other New Yorkers holding high office under state legislation crafted by Democratic lawmakers.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
Trump proposing ‘biggest tax cut’ in US history
President Donald Trump is proposing “the biggest tax cut” ever, even as the government struggles with mounting debt, in an effort to fulfill his promises to stimulate job creation and …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan before release
A new congressional estimate could upend President Donald Trump’s tax plan even before he releases it.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt
President Donald Trump has instructed advisers to drastically cut the corporate tax rate even though doing so will expand the deficit and grow the national debt, sticking to one of …
Sun., April 23, 2017
Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating
Stop the dueling press releases, quit searching for future campaign sound bites and get to work. The only developments coming out of Olympia should be ideas about compromise.
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Spin Control: Making a point on dandelions and taxes in the final week
In the closing week of a legislative session, lawmakers usually take up important topics: Crime, roads, taxes. And now dandelions?
Sat., April 22, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Trump tax plan seen as temporary cut without border-tax revenue
President Donald Trump has promised a “massive” tax cut for Americans. He may be able to achieve it – but only temporarily. The news that a senior administration official says …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Seattle mayor says he’ll propose income tax on top earners
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, facing a tough re-election bid amid sexual abuse allegations, says he plans to propose a city income tax on “high-end” households.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
De Blasio proposes raising cigarette pack price to $13 in New York
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city council proposed raising the minimum price of pack of cigarettes to $13, reducing the number of tobacco retailers and banning …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Trump’s former advisers say he’s doing tax reform all wrong
A group of President Donald Trump’s former advisers are publicly calling on him to scrap his approach to reforming the tax system.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Chuck Schumer joins calls for president to release tax returns
The top Senate Democrat on Tuesday joined calls for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, warning that a failure to do so could sink what was a major …