SALEM, Ore. -- A panel of citizens is recommending that voters approve a ballot measure that would eliminate tax rebates known as the "corporate kicker," even after the measure's proponents declined to participate in the process.
Twenty-four members commissioned by the new Citizens' Initiative Review Commission released their recommendation on Friday after spending a week studying background material and hearing from people on both sides of the issue.
The panel's recommendation will appear in the voter's pamphlet. The initiative is promoted by the union-backed group OurOregon. It would eliminate "kicker" tax rebates that businesses get when corporate income tax collections exceed expectations. It would not affect the personal kicker that goes to individual taxpayers.