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I moved to Oregon in 1973, originally to Ontario, then Albany and Salem and now in Beaverton. I believe I know the state better than many. I've paid state income taxes since 1973 and property taxes since 1979. Oregon's taxing methods are not new to me either.
The economic and social issues are very different today than back in 1973. Whether it's the economy, regional governments or the change in population demographics, we can no longer have a legislature that meets biennially to address the state's policy issues. Too much happens in the interim. The legislature's E-Board was created to address money matters during the biennial interim, but that is no longer an effective method of policy and fiscal governance. Again, too much happens to which they can not respond.
Meet annually and begin regular governance of all the state's matters. The process will still be slow but at least it will be address and show some movement.
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