As we’ve been hearing of late, state lawmakers, including Governor John Kitzhaber, have been racking their brains trying to figure out how to raise revenue for education, roads, highways and other necessities that exist, recession or not.
One option that usually is boo’d down in any crowd is a statewide sales tax. Yet a Democratic lawmaker from Beaverton has raised the issue again and seems anxious to carry it through the legislature. Rep. Mark Hass has been busy trying to figure out politically how to engineer not only “tax reform,” but other changes that would attract greater economic activity to the state and with that more jobs.
The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.