Debate on Oregon Ballot Measure 97

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Mon, 10/03/2016 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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Debate on Oregon Ballot Measure 97


Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod host a debate on Oregon Ballot Measure 97, 

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The Oregon Business Tax Increase Initiative, also known as Measure 97, is on the November 8, 2016, ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute.

A "yes" vote supports this initiative to increase the minimum corporate tax by establishing a 2.5 percent tax on corporate gross sales that exceed $25 million.

A "no" vote opposes this initiative to establish a 2.5 percent tax on corporate gross sales that exceed $25 million and retains the existing corporate tax structure.

If approved, the new tax would be implemented on January 1, 2017. Between January 1 and June 30, 2017, state revenue would increase by an estimated $548 million. Thereafter, additional revenue from the measure would be expected to be around $3 billion per year.

Speaking for Measure 97 - Shamus Lysnky, executive director of the Oregon Consumer League.

Speaking against Measure 97 - Ryan Deckert, President of the Oregon Business Association, representing the coalition to Defeat the Tax on Oregon Sales 


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