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WATCH: 📺 Why would Salem propose a timber tax, now of all times? Janicé and countless others lost everything in the fires. Oregon is collecting record revenue. We’re recovering from historic wildfires and a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Enough is enough. p2a.co/fpjKVvp ... See MoreSee Less

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Because Salem has lost touch and doesn’t care about you

Timber companies will never support a tax even when profits are sky high. They are not good community members. Implement the tax.

Definitely the worst time fo this!!!

When is Brown Kate Brown going to get out the kobo 19 virus it seems like everything goes in the warehouses and then when they go to get it it’s not there what’s going on other states and got it and almost done giving vaccinations as far as I know the only thing I’ve done is not for me teachers and the workers that go into the store the police officers it was supposed to go to the older people first what are you doing Kate Brown go on it

Katy Poo is going nuts. they also want to raise property taxes by 30-60 percent! even though home values have skyrocketed and thus taxes are thru the roof already! time for the straightjackets, so she/they can't hurt self or others!

For decades, corporate timber and Wall Street investors have benefited from 3 billion dollar tax cuts in Oregon that devastated rural timber county/community budgets. It’s time to return this tax to the working families through the communities where they live.

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Don't kick us while we're down. Send a letter if you think it's the worst time for a new timber tax. p2a.co/qWx3Owi ... See MoreSee Less

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survey.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bswRll8xn2gWP0a. Use this link to sign up to speak against this timber tax! Tomorrow at 3:15. Register now. Takes about 1 minute.

Our local counties need assistance with their wildfire associated costs; Support this bill: “Allocates suspense account balance as follows: 50 percent to Emergency Wildfire Fund; 25 PERCENT TO GENERAL FUND OF EACH COUNTY in proportion to total value of all timber harvested in all counties, to be used for purposes of wildfire emergency preparedness and public safety related to wildfires; 15 percent to State Forestry Department Account, appropriated to State Forester for administering Oregon Forest Practices Act and forest practices monitoring program; and 10 percent to Forest Research and Experiment Account, for forest research and experimentation and for Forest Research Laboratory. AND Distributes unencumbered balance in fund exceeding $125,000,000 at the end of any calendar quarter TO COUNTIES IN PROPORTION TO TOTAL VALUE OF ALL TIMBER HARVESTED IN ALL COUNTIES, to be used for purposes of wildfire emergency preparedness and public safety related to wildfires.

And they want to raise your property taxes: House Joint Resolution 13 The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced. Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution providing that, for purposes of ad valorem property taxation, ratio of maximum assessed value to real market value of property must be equal to 0.75. Provides that if such ratio is less than or greater than 0.75, maximum assessed value of such prop- erty shall be increased or decreased, respectively, so that ratio is equal to 0.75. Provides five-year ramp-up for new assessment policy. Exempts from ad valorem property taxes lesser of first $25,000 or first 25 percent of real market value of each homestead. Requires Legislative Assembly to enact laws for administration of ex- emption, including adjusting $25,000 for inflation. Refers proposed amendment to people for their approval or rejection at next regular general election. YOU CAN READ THE NEXT 9 PAGES. So much for affordable housing, that goes for renters too.

it should be no more than 50%, since values have skyrocketed. thus making taxes much higher . Plus they are raising them by 3% each year, instead of what was originally intended. They should nave NO bottom or minimum. Just a max allowed.

For decades, corporate timber and Wall Street investors have benefited from 3 billion dollar tax cuts in Oregon that devastated rural timber county/community budgets. It’s time to return this tax to the working families through the communities where they live.

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