october, 2016

thu20oct5:30 pm7:00 pmHistory in the News: Measure 97 and the History of Taxation in OregonDiscuss the history of public funding in Oregon with a roundtable panel of professors, authors, and historians5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Willamette Heritage Center


Event Details

Measure 97 has generated a lot of debate and discussion but very little understanding of the complex history of taxation in Oregon.  Where does this initiative fit into that history? How does Measure 97 compare to other milestone moments in Oregon’s taxation history, such as the state income tax (passed in 1923), the “kicker” rebate (passed in 1980), and Measure 5 (passed in 1990)? This roundtable discussion explores the origins and evolution of Oregon’s systems of public funding, how that history has led to the present debate about Measure 97, and how better understanding of the history of taxation in Oregon might inform our discussions about taxation now and in the future.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Cafe. History in the News is made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, is sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and is presented in partnership with Salem City Club and the Statesman Journal.


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Willamette Heritage Center