Opinion: New $2 billion tax is for PERS, not ‘for the kids’

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The Oregonian

May 7, 12:00 AM

Opinion: New $2 billion tax is for PERS, not ‘for the kids’

Last week the Oregon House approved a new $2 billion tax on Oregon sales, very similar to the one voters rejected in 2016. Don't be fooled by its “for the kids” campaign. It’s a brilliant ruse: only big terrible corporations will pay this new tax and our schools will magically become fully funded with a bevy of programs and support.This sweet lie hides the bitter truth: Schools will remain underfunded until politicians do the tough work to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.

Tags: school funding

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