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Regional Interests

‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s unexpected tax windfall

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One year ago, state economists predicted doom for Oregon’s budget.

But this week, those same economists presented lawmakers with an eye-popping projection: Oregon has a lot of money to spend.

On this week’s episode of OPB Politics Now, editor Anna Griffin talks to reporters Dirk VanderHart and Sam Stites about Oregon’s surprisingly rosy financial outlook and the impact on your wallet.

Instead of a fight over cuts, lawmakers are looking at debates over the state’s unique kicker law and how to spend a surprisingly large amount of tax revenue.

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