Ore. Must Ditch Property 'Frankentax,' Civic Group Says

Law360, New York (November 8, 2013, 4:25 PM EST) -- Oregon’s 1,200 counties, municipalities and special districts need to ditch the state's complex property tax system, referred to by many as the "Frankentax," according to a preliminary study released Thursday by the City Club of Portland.

The study, which is up for a vote of approval by the nonprofit civic organization Nov. 15, found that Oregon's current property tax system places a larger tax burden on the poor, undermines local government control and results in financial instability.

The state's "Frankentax" headaches started with two ballot initiatives passed...
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