Last fall, voters across the state said YES to reforming the corporate kicker tax refund and putting those funds into K-12 classrooms.
Measure 85 passed by an astonishing 20-point margin, by 60% to 40%. There are very few issues in Oregon on which the consensus is this unambiguous. Corporate kicker reform passed in more than 85% of the legislative districts in the state.
Measure 85 goes into effect for the 2013-15 budget cycle—the one legislators are currently working on. But because corporate profits have skyrocketed to all-time highs, it’s very likely that corporations—mostly big, out-of-state corporations—will get a kicker refund this year of millions of dollars.
It’s just plain common sense: Legislators should uphold the will of the voters and vote to put the corporate kicker refund into K-12 schools now.
Tell your legislators now to honor the election results and put the corporate kicker into our K-12 schools now.