Times are still tough in Oregon — and a tax increase will make them even tougher, says Dana Tokarski, a 33-year-old mother of four.
“In our family, we have a budget to keep. We would definitely feel any kind of increase in our taxes. It would make a difference,” she said.
A movement is under way among Oregon voters to repeal a tax surcharge set to take effect in the spring. The movement began a few months ago, when the Legislature passed the increase, but it has gained momentum in recent weeks because of signs that Oregon’s economy is improving.