How to Pay for It? Through Progressive, Adequate, and Equitable (PAE) Tax Policy

Making Oregonians more economically secure requires investing in our well-being: housing, education, child care, and more.

But how can we pay for these essential investments in a way that advances economic justice? This series provides specific policies that raise revenue in a progressive, adequate, and equitable (PAE) way.

Good tax reform is Progressive, Adequate, and Equitable

Good tax reforms share three characteristics. They are progressive, asking proportionately more of the rich than the poor. They are adequate, meaning they raise enough revenue to support the public services Oregonians need. And they are equitable, helping reduce economic disparities that are the product of our nation’s history of racial and gender exclusion and oppression.