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Brown endorses corporate sales tax measure; Pierce slams tax that 'will hurt low-income families'

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Gov. Kate Brown has endorsed a measure on the November general election ballot that would raise come taxes for corporations in Oregon.Gov. Kate Brown announced Thursday she is supporting a controversial corporate sales tax measure on November's ballot.

Initiative Petition 28, on track to be called Measure 97 on the ballot, levies a 2.5 percent tax on certain corporations' Oregon sales exceeding $25 million. Our Oregon, a union-backed nonprofit group, spearheaded the measure.

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EO MEDIA GROUP"I have spent my career fighting to make Oregon a place where everyone can thrive," Brown said in a statement. "I support Measure 97 because there is a basic unfairness in our tax system that makes working families pay an increasing share for state and local services, including public schools, senior services, and health care. By some measures, Oregon is among the lowest in corporate taxes, and Oregonians expect everyone to pay their fair share."



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