We can thank Measures 66 & 67 for this year’s plumment in our state’s business climate. From the Oregon House Republicans: “In Chief Executive’s annual survey of best and worst states for business, conducted in late January of this year, 651 CEOs across the U.S. again gave Texas top honors, closely followed by North Carolina, […]
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- Weekend buzzkill: gas tax and licensing fee increases take effect this Friday June 29, 2016This holiday weekend, commemorate your independence by paying more in taxes. On Friday, July 1st, your gas tax and car licensing fees are going up. The post Weekend buzzkill: gas tax and licensing fee increases take effect this Friday appeared first on Washington State Wire.
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