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January 8, 2020

The Oregon Legislature passed a total of nearly 700 new bills in 2019, many of which kicked in on Jan. 1.

The new laws impact a wide range of aspects of Oregonians’ daily life: shopping, driving, work and employment, housing, the environment, and in some cases, their wallets.

One of the most significant will be the Corporate Activities Tax, which is expected to raise more than $1 billion in revenue, directed toward new K-12 education spending.

All business entities, regardless of business structure, are subject to the new tax, which, critics have charged, is essentially an under-the-ta...

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