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Tyler Mac Innis

Tyler Mac Innis is a Policy Analyst with the Oregon Center for Public Policy
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Working, But Still Poor

Work is not a sure path out of poverty. The official poverty line, based on a formula developed in the early 1960s, underestimates what it takes to make ends meet today.

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A Graphic View of Poverty in Oregon

Economic growth in recent years has done little to reduce the share of Oregonians living in poverty. Oregon’s poverty rate in 2013 ebbed only slightly from the high-water mark set in 2011.

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It’s unfortunate that some Oregon lawmakers are pushing to cut the tax rate on income from capital gains. Several legislative proposals exist to grant preferential treatment to income generated from the sale of assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate.

The Four Flaws of a Capital Gains Income Tax Cut

It’s unfortunate that some Oregon lawmakers are pushing to cut the tax rate on income from capital gains. Several legislative proposals exist to grant preferential treatment to income generated from the sale of assets such as stocks, bonds and real estate.

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