Oregonians are right: Facts show corporations aren’t doing their part.

Oregon voters are pretty smart. A new poll of Oregonians shows that a majority believe large and out-of-state corporations don’t pay their fair share in taxes, OPB reports. Voters are onto something. Oregonians pay their taxes and they know large, out-of-state corporations don’t. Here’s what the facts show: Oregon has the lowest corporate taxes in the country,… Read more »

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Comcast should pay its fair share, not get another tax break

This may sound familiar. A large, out-of-state corporation uses an exemption to whittle down its tax bill and short local government potentially tens of millions. This time, we’re talking about Comcast. The Philadelphia-based cable giant is taking advantage of an exemption originally intended for Google’s high-speed fiber internet. As The Oregonian’s Mike Rogoway reported, Comcast’s… Read more »

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We need to prioritize Oregon’s seniors

Everyday, every single one of us does the same thing: We age. At some point, most people in their old age will require support and assistance with basic, everyday tasks. And that’s especially so for the large number of seniors who will also have chronic diseases like arthritis and alzheimer’s to contend with. Sadly, not… Read more »

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It’s official: NARAL endorses A Better Oregon!

A Better Oregon is proud to announce the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon! Our campaign is working to ensure that every Oregonian has access to the health care they need, and reproductive care is a crucial part of that. As a champion of reproductive health care since 1977, NARAL knows the effect that access to… Read more »

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Our Winter Kick-Off was a huge success!

This weekend, more than 200 volunteers, supporters and community leaders came out to A Better Oregon’s Winter Kick-off and Rally. They were joined by teachers, parents, public service providers and a small business owner, all of whom spoke about the urgency to reinvest in Oregon’s critical services. Hearing all the reasons WHY we need A… Read more »

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Invest in a Better Oregon

When my son started first grade at Holcomb Elementary in Oregon City, the school year was cut by two weeks. The district didn’t have enough money to pay teachers. It was 2009 and our country was in the middle of a financial crisis, so I figured the state would restore those missed days the following… Read more »

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The 12 Days of Corporate Christmas

We’ve been singing the 12 Days of Corporate Christmas all month long. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: It’s time for big corporations to pay their fair share. Typically, we talk about big corporations getting away with not paying their taxes — taking advantage of loopholes and tax credits and devising complicated… Read more »

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Shop your values for a better Oregon!

The holidays are upon us, and while you might be dreaming of your annual traditions, December typically means shopping ads everywhere you look, imploring you to buy, buy, buy! This holiday season, why don’t you visit your local shops and restaurants instead of patronizing the biggest and most profitable corporations? After all, it’s local businesses… Read more »

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Oregon’s biggest problem? Tax-avoiding corporations.

This week Wal-Mart posted their third quarter earnings, and they were a whopper. $4.5 billion in profits in the U. S. alone and $1.6 billion in stock dividends. Another reminder that Wal-Mart can definitely afford to pay their workers more — and they can definitely afford to pay their fair share in taxes. So why a… Read more »

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The word on Main Street is “Vote for A Better Oregon!”

A Better Oregon is working to address Oregon’s biggest problems — underfunded schools and services — by making large and out-of-state corporations pay their fair share in Oregon taxes. But our measure will do more than just that: It’ll also level the playing field between big business and small businesses in Oregon. Check out what Maurice Rahming,… Read more »

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