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January 9, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, entering the affirmative action fray again, said Monday it would decide whether the federal government may give blacks, Latinos or women special preferences in the awarding of licenses or contracts. Last year, the court's conservative majority put strict new limits on the use of affirmative action in the awarding of city and state contracts.
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January 27, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
Facing a budget crunch that threatened to close schools early, lay off teachers and slash healthcare benefits, Oregon voters ended two decades of tax scrimping Tuesday by approving higher taxes on corporations and wealthy families. The two ballot measures passed handily in a referendum watched closely around the country as a signal of whether voters are ready to approve targeted tax hikes to bail out cash-starved state treasuries. Oregon voters since 1990 have limited property taxes, rejected sales taxes and vetoed across-the-board income taxes.
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NEWS
August 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
About 120,000 poor people in Oregon will get their medical bills paid with money gleaned from cigarette smokers, while businesses have until 1997 to provide health care for uninsured workers. The Legislature this week approved a 10-cents-a-pack cigarette tax to pay for Medicaid coverage for 120,000 people. It also gave businesses until 1997 to begin providing health coverage for 280,000 uninsured workers. The measures are supported by Gov. Barbara Roberts.
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August 7, 1993 | From Associated Press
About 120,000 poor people in Oregon will get their medical bills paid with money gleaned from cigarette smokers, while businesses have until 1997 to provide health care for uninsured workers. The Legislature this week approved a 10-cents-a-pack cigarette tax to pay for Medicaid coverage for 120,000 people. It also gave businesses until 1997 to begin providing health coverage for 280,000 uninsured workers. The measures are supported by Gov. Barbara Roberts.
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June 4, 1985 | United Press International
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled today that the state can use the artistic contents and production costs of a film in determining corporate taxes paid by film companies that distribute movies in Oregon. The decision came in a case involving 20th Century Fox, but it affects all film companies that distribute movies in the state and could involve radio and television companies. Assistant Atty. Gen.
NEWS
November 30, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Three times this year, the Sandy School Board asked its residents for the money needed to run the town's four schools through the end of the year. Three times, the voters--loggers, merchants, mountain dwellers and young Portland executives who live in the Cascade backcountry--said no. Then the school board got down to business. It trimmed $114,000 from the budget, cutting back on athletics and eliminating most instructional equipment. It told the voters that if the $2.
NATIONAL
January 27, 2010 | By Kim Murphy
Facing a budget crunch that threatened to close schools early, lay off teachers and slash healthcare benefits, Oregon voters ended two decades of tax scrimping Tuesday by approving higher taxes on corporations and wealthy families. The two ballot measures passed handily in a referendum watched closely around the country as a signal of whether voters are ready to approve targeted tax hikes to bail out cash-starved state treasuries. Oregon voters since 1990 have limited property taxes, rejected sales taxes and vetoed across-the-board income taxes.
NEWS
December 31, 1986 | Associated Press
Parents of schoolchildren celebrated today after voters narrowly approved a $4.3-million tax levy, clearing the way for their school's reopening next week. The district school has been closed since Dec. 5 for lack of funds. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed that the property tax was approved by a vote of 2,202 to 1,995. "I'm real ecstatic that it finally did get resolved," said William Shields, Estacada school board chairman.
NEWS
January 9, 1990 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court, entering the affirmative action fray again, said Monday it would decide whether the federal government may give blacks, Latinos or women special preferences in the awarding of licenses or contracts. Last year, the court's conservative majority put strict new limits on the use of affirmative action in the awarding of city and state contracts.
NEWS
December 31, 1986 | Associated Press
Parents of schoolchildren celebrated today after voters narrowly approved a $4.3-million tax levy, clearing the way for their school's reopening next week. The district school has been closed since Dec. 5 for lack of funds. Unofficial returns Tuesday night showed that the property tax was approved by a vote of 2,202 to 1,995. "I'm real ecstatic that it finally did get resolved," said William Shields, Estacada school board chairman.
NEWS
November 30, 1985 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Three times this year, the Sandy School Board asked its residents for the money needed to run the town's four schools through the end of the year. Three times, the voters--loggers, merchants, mountain dwellers and young Portland executives who live in the Cascade backcountry--said no. Then the school board got down to business. It trimmed $114,000 from the budget, cutting back on athletics and eliminating most instructional equipment. It told the voters that if the $2.
NEWS
June 4, 1985 | United Press International
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled today that the state can use the artistic contents and production costs of a film in determining corporate taxes paid by film companies that distribute movies in Oregon. The decision came in a case involving 20th Century Fox, but it affects all film companies that distribute movies in the state and could involve radio and television companies. Assistant Atty. Gen.
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