This should sound familiar

If you’re curious about how big corporations plan to fight against paying their fair share in taxes, just take a look at their latest attempt to spin a failed liquor privatization initiative. When some of the world’s largest grocers dropped their initiative to privatize Oregon liquor sales Wednesday, they sold the media a convenient story:… Read more »

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Big banks get away with small tax bills. Let’s change that.

Here at A Better Oregon, we talk a lot about large and out-of-state corporations that aren’t paying their fair share. At the top of that list? Big banks. Many of the big (and highly profitable) banks that played a role in crashing the economy years ago, in addition to other bad behavior, are still getting… Read more »

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This Earth Day, let’s hold big corporations accountable

This Earth Day, let’s talk about some of the worst polluters in the world — large corporations. You see the headlines all the time, but the real story is that when these companies pollute and then do little or nothing at all to clean it up, we bear most if not all of the costs…. Read more »

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Oregon’s leading advocates endorse A Better Oregon

A Better Oregon is proud to have the support of some of our state’s leading advocacy organizations: APANO, Causa, Children First for Oregon, Family Forward Oregon and Oregon Latino Health Coalition are all standing with hundreds of supporters across our state. In an op-ed published in the Statesman Journal, these organizations expressed the urgent need… Read more »

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This Tax Day, we’re holding corporations accountable

It’s Tax Day, and across the country people are scrambling to make sure they’ve gotten their taxes filed. But while everyday Americans are doing their civic duty, large corporations are using every trick in the book to avoid doing theirs. Since the 1970s, we’ve seen personal income taxes go up substantially while corporate taxes have… Read more »

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What do the Panama Papers have to do with Oregon?

The Panama Papers are a treasure trove of leaked documents from a secretive Panamanian law firm. The documents cover 30 years worth of tax schemes and some 214,000 shell companies the firm set up for corporations and the global elite. Early reports identified at least 33 companies and people blacklisted by the U.S. government, including… Read more »

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Would you trust these guys?

Big corporations that don’t want to contribute to Oregon’s schools and critical services like to make ominous statements about what will happen if voters approve the A Better Oregon initiative. But the fact is, many are far from model corporate citizens, making millions in Oregon yet paying next to nothing in state taxes. So it… Read more »

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Hundreds of volunteers turn out for A Better Oregon!

This weekend, hundreds of volunteers joined us for A Better Oregon’s biggest day of action yet. All across the state, Oregonians took to the streets to spread the word on why now is the time to fund our schools and services. Our volunteers were joined by numerous community organizations including Momentum Alliance, PFLAG Black Chapter,… Read more »

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Who’s opposing building a better Oregon?

Opponents of Initiative Petition 28 are the same large and out-of-state corporations that would finally pay their fair share in taxes.  These major corporations claim their coalition is made up of organizations that represent consumers, families, and small businesses from across Oregon — but who’s really behind the effort? We decided to look into the top… Read more »

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Invest Now, Save Later

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and yet, right now we are are not spending the money necessary to prevent disease and save money in the long run. Only 3 percent of health care spending in the U.S. goes to prevention. And health care spending in Oregon isn’t that different… Read more »

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