Today's News: April 1, 2011
No foolin': The data is out, and it's clear the corporate lobby in Oregon has been trying to punk all of us. Millionaires aren't leaving Oregon because of our tax rates--in fact, we had an 8.5% increase in the number of millionaire households from 2009 to 2010, according to Phoenix Marketing, a firm that tracks such things. Nevada, which has no state capital gains tax, fell by 4 slots in the ranking of millionaires per capita. That was the biggest drop of any state.
Bill Sizemore's latest legal failure makes headlines, and this sentence can't get repeated enough: "The court finds that it could be reasonably inferred that Bill Sizemore was a 'convicted racketeer' as he was the executive director of political action committees that were found liable for fraud, forgery, and racketeering."