A Decision on a $330 Million Health Tax Hike Looms for Oregon Small Business

Date: January 17, 2018

Oregon small business owners face a consequential Special Election on Jan. 23. At stake: $1 billion in state and federal funds and healthcare taxes.

A no-vote, according to KGW.com, “will stop a $330 million tax that could ultimately trickle down to individuals, small employers, school districts, colleges, hospitals and public employee insurance plans.”

In a January 5 press release, NFIB/Oregon state director Anthony K. Smith said, “If these taxes are allowed to take effect, it will become even harder, and possibly even cost-prohibitive, for Oregon’s small, family businesses to continue offering affordable health-care coverage to their employees.”

A recent survey of NFIB members in Oregon showed 90 percent of respondents plan to vote NO on Measure 101.

Ballots must be received by county elections offices or an official drop box by 8 pm, Tuesday, January 23. For more information about voting, visit www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote.


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