This piece by CSE Northwest Director Russ Walker originally appeared as an op-ed in the Statesman Journal newspaper.
January 28, 2004
In what is becoming an annual event, voters have received ballots asking them for higher taxes — this year, it’s Measure 30’s $1.1 billion tax hike.
The hike will hit everyone — families, businesses, property owners, even senior citizens. It will cause long-term damage to the economic health of the state and do nothing to aid economic recovery.