MEASURE 67 NEEDS MORE FIXES TO CREATE OREGON JOBS
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House Republicans today strongly supported legislation to fix a consequence of Measure 67 that double-taxes agricultural cooperatives, such as the Oregon Wheat Growers League.
However, House Republican Leader Kevin Cameron (R-Salem) said the Legislature can do more to create jobs by replacing Measure 67’s job-killing gross-receipts tax with a more competitive, reasonable and jobs-friendly business tax. House Republicans have offered a number of bills this session to reform or repeal Measure 67.
Rep. Cameron reminded the House that Oregon still has a jobs problem, and shouldn't ignore what the Senate Republicans call the “900lb Jobs Gorilla.” Today the U.S. Labor Department announced that Oregon experienced the third-highest increase in weekly new jobless claims.