Voters in Oregon, in an election that ended yesterday, chose to raise taxes on businesses and on those earning $125,000 a year or more, which an Associated Press news article defines as "the rich." It'll be interesting to see if this statewide election gets as much attention as Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. The Wall Street Journal had an editorial on January 15 previewing the Oregon vote. The AP says government employee unions spent heavily on the campaign in Oregon, and the wire service quotes the state Republican chairman as saying, "The bottom line is the unions bought the election."
Oregonians Vote To Raise Taxes