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April 18, 2024 20 mins
This tax season, $5.61 billion is headed back into our pockets, courtesy of Oregon’s largest-ever “kicker” tax credit. Why were our state economists so far off? And why don’t they just use that money on all the stuff Oregon really NEEDS, like mental health services, housing, or schools? Today on City Cast Portland, OPB politics and government reporter Dirk VanderHart is walking us through the hows and whys of the Oregon law — and hopefully sharing with us how he’s spending his rebate. Discussed in today’s episode: Oregon’s massive kicker is spurring a fresh look at the state’s unique tax rebate law [OPB]  Events mentioned in today’s episode: Earth Day ReUse Craft Fair at the ReBuilding Center, Saturday Portland Mercury’s Pizza Week, through Sunday One Moto Show, through Sunday Become a member of City Cast Portland today! Get all the details and sign up here.  Who would you like to hear on City Cast Portland? Shoot us an email at, or leave us a voicemail at 503-208-5448. Want more Portland news? Then make sure to sign up for our morning newsletter, Hey Portland, and be sure to follow us on Instagram.  Looking to advertise on City Cast Portland? Check out our options for podcast and newsletter ads at Learn more about the sponsor of this episode: Camps at the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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