Right now, businesses across Oregon are enduring one of the worst crises our state has seen, and many tell us they fear for their long-term survival.
That is why our coalition has been working around the clock to advocate with our state leaders to address the number one issue we’re hearing from our members: Lack of cash and the serious need for tax relief. Many businesses simply don’t have the means to both pay new taxes and keep their employees on the payroll.
Lawmakers need to hear from you today to delaying the implementation of the new Corporate Activity Tax.
If you haven’t yet sent an email telling your legislators about the challenges business face right now please do so today.
Brighter Oregon is a broad and growing statewide coalition of Oregon consumers, taxpayers, small and large businesses, associations and organizations who have come together to work with policy leaders on issues Oregonians care about such as better high school graduation rates, improved college completion rates, transportation investments, health care access and more efficient government spending.
Join our coalition to get involved and communicate with Oregon’s legislators that our long-term budget deficits will only be fixed if lawmakers bring spending under control FIRST.
Economic growth or higher taxes won’t fix the state’s long-term budget deficits unless lawmakers first get major overhead costs under control and demand accountability.
It’s important that we continue to have a serious conversation about controlling runaway state spending.
Our legislators must learn to live within their budget — just like we do. The state’s current shortfall stems from rapidly rising government spending, not a lack of revenue.
Once our lawmakers bring government costs under control, we can invest our tax dollars on things that matter most. Growing the economy? Check. Better results for our children? Check.