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Editorial: Even for tax-averse, school bond as good as it’s going to get


April 18, 2017

Sweet Home School District is asking voters to approve a $4 million general obligation bond.

In this case, we think it’s a good idea – and saying that about a proposed tax is a rarity for us.

As we speak, some Oregon legislators are seeking to replace the state’s existing corporate income taxes with a gross receipts tax (read: sales tax) following the failure of Measure 89, which would have levied a similar tax on corporations in the state.

One of our state’s biggest problems is that too many of our elected officials – and the voters who elected them – ignore the...

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