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Tax Man Gets His Due In 2017 Oregon Legislative Session


Life in Oregon got a little more expensive in the wake of the 2017 Legislature.

Before banging their gavels and going home Friday, lawmakers adopted, or increased, taxes, fines and fees on bicycles, marriage, divorce and definitely the shiny new car that caught your eye.

While the big, controversial bills like abortion and extending health benefits to undocumented children caused all the fireworks between February and July, the little boosts in fines, fees and taxes may be the biggest bite that Oregonians feel.

This is not to say that the Democratic-controlled Legislature was any more greedy than its predecessors. All Legislatures work the tiny levers that bring in gallons of cash by means of a drip, drip, drip at the cash register.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.