The kicker and Kulongoski

Gov. Kulongoski wants to kill the “kicker” rebate in his last legislative session.

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Gov. Kulongoski’s ambitious call to reform Oregon’s “kicker” law will have a hard time getting past the Legislature, not to mention voters who are still recovering from the tax-measure battle.

The governor discusses his strategy to make reform happen, and what he thinks of his potential successors, in a Q&A with Willamette Week.

While Kulongoski hopes to achieve kicker reform in what is likely to be his last legislative session, his goal will be hard to achieve even though his fellow Democrats enjoy big majorities in the House and Senate.

Business and labor are in no mood to collaborate after the bitter campaign over 66 and 67. And Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Dave Hunt are unenthusiastic about kicker reform in a truncated legislative session that also falls in an election year.

Read the full story at Willamette Week.

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