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Citizen group a front for antitax businesses
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Citizen group a front for antitax businesses

BY DOUGLAS BARRICKLOW

Aren't words wonderfully deceptive? Citizens for a Sound Economy sounds like it really cares for Oregon. Actually, it is a conservative Washington, D.C., lobbying group funded by donations from Qwest, Philip Morris, Koch Industries, DaimlerChrysler, GE, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, and other corporations and foundations with very deep pockets. It wants less government, lower taxes, and more freedom. The Northwest director of CSE hired a California company to provide signature gatherers to put a initiative on the ballot to defeat the needed income-tax increase the Legislature worked long and hard to pass. Is it a coincidence that a 10-cent cigarette tax will be rescinded if the public defeats the income-tax increase? I wonder if Philip Morris knows that?

11/07/2003
Group is troublesome
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Group is troublesome

BY GEORGE W. GENEVRO

The carpetbaggers are here! Why should Citizens for a Sound Economy director Russ Walker wince when the national organization he represents in Oregon is truthfully described this way? Why are they here if not to thwart the will of the Oregon Legislature and interfere in Oregon's affairs? This nationwide group, amply financed by secretive, ultraconservative foundations and large corporations, couldn't care less about the needs of Oregon and Oregonians.

11/07/2003
Health crisis feared if tax hike repealed
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Health crisis feared if tax hike repealed

BY BRAD CAIN

SALEM, Ore. - Health care activists are criticizing "out-of- state petitioners" who are trying to repeal the Legislature's tax hike, saying that 60,000 low- income Oregonians could lose health insurance if the tax is overturned. Further, they said, repeal would end nutrition, transportation and home care services for many elderly and disabled people while chopping funding for community mental health crisis services. "The health of Oregonians and the stability of our economy are in jeopardy," said Elizabeth Byers of the Oregon Health Action Campaign.

11/07/2003
Groups challenge tax-hike petition
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Groups challenge tax-hike petition

BY BRAD CAIN

Health-care activists are criticizing “out-of-state petitioners” who are trying to repeal the Legislature’s tax hike, saying that 60,000 low-income Oregonians could lose health insurance if the tax is overturned. Further, they said, repeal would end nutrition, transportation and home-care services for many elderly and disabled people while chopping funding for community mental health crisis services. “The health of Oregonians and the stability of our economy are in jeopardy,” said Elizabeth Byers of the Oregon Health Action Campaign.

11/07/2003
State Branded 'Hellhole'
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State Branded 'Hellhole'

From the Charleston Daily Mail, November 6, 2003, Thursday Copyright 2003 Charleston Newspapers West Virginia's image in the business world took another blow today as the American Tort Reform Association declared the whole state, especially Kanawha County and the Northern Panhandle, a "judicial hellhole."

11/06/2003
NEW INITIATIVES SIGNAL TAX FIGHT IN OREGON MAY BE JUST STARTING
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NEW INITIATIVES SIGNAL TAX FIGHT IN OREGON MAY BE JUST STARTING

BY HARRY ESTEVE

Summary: Labor unions line up possible ballot proposals that could follow the current antitax referendum drive if it succeeds The battle over Oregon's $800 million tax increase could trigger a wider ballot-box skirmish over the state's financial future. Labor unions have drawn up an array of tax and revenue initiatives they may take to the streets if voters ultimately overturn the Legislature's budget- balancing package of temporary and permanent increases.

11/06/2003
Oregon voters could have a taxing year
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Oregon voters could have a taxing year

BY Associated Press

PORTLAND - Oregon voters are staring at a busy 2004. Labor unions have drawn up an array of tax and revenue initiatives they may take to the streets if voters ultimately overturn the Legislature's $800 million budget-balancing package of temporary and permanent increases. At the same time, antitax groups have filed initiatives to cut taxes on capital gains and further limit property taxes. And, later this month, a group of lawmakers is expected to begin work on a possible overhaul of the state tax code, which also could wind up before voters.

11/06/2003
NH CSE & SEACOAST FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN WELCOME DR. MICHAEL TANNER
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NH CSE & SEACOAST FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN WELCOME DR. MICHAEL TANNER

New Hampshire Citizens for a Sound Economy (NH CSE) State Director Chuck McGee announced today that Dr. Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute will be visiting New Hampshire for a second time on Tuesday, November 11th for a presentation on Social Security reform. The title of Dr. Tanner’s presentation is “A Social Security System for the 21st Century” and will highlight the need for reform and the benefits of personal retirement accounts.

11/05/2003
CSE URGES YES VOTE ON S. 150
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CSE URGES YES VOTE ON S. 150

Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and its 280,000 members urge the U.S. Senate to VOTE YES and pass the “Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2003” (S. 150). This bill would make permanent the current ban on Internet access taxes and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce.

11/05/2003
NH CSE & SEACOAST FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN WELCOME DR. MICHAEL TANNER
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NH CSE & SEACOAST FEDERATION OF REPUBLICAN WOMEN WELCOME DR. MICHAEL TANNER

New Hampshire Citizens for a Sound Economy (NH CSE) State Director Chuck McGee announced today that Dr. Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute will be visiting New Hampshire for a second time on Tuesday, November 11th for a presentation on Social Security reform. The title of Dr. Tanner’s presentation is “A Social Security System for the 21st Century” and will highlight the need for reform and the benefits of personal retirement accounts.

11/05/2003

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