EDITORIAL: Ontario city officials stumbled in pushing sales tax

EDITORIAL: Ontario city officials stumbled in pushing sales tax

With Oregonians’ historic distaste for sales taxes, it’s remarkable that Ontario officials embraced the idea as their new budget strategy. City sales taxes are almost as rare as hen’s teeth

Voters will get final say on Ontario sales tax

Voters will get final say on Ontario sales tax

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise ONTARIO — The fate of Ontario’s sales tax will be decided by voters next May. Last week sales tax opponents delivered the last of 1,500

Mayor, police chief respond to sales tax questions

Mayor, police chief respond to sales tax questions

The Enterprise Ontario’s streets are “less safe than I would like,” Mayor Ron Verini wrote recently. The mayor’s remark was part of a response to questions posed by the Malheur

SPECIAL REPORT: Ontario tax approval built on outdated crime claims

SPECIAL REPORT: Ontario tax approval built on outdated crime claims

By Les Zaitz The Enterprise ONTARIO – Ontario city officials have overlooked a five-year drop in crime while they seek millions in new taxes they say are needed to protect

Group moves ahead on sales tax fight

Group moves ahead on sales tax fight

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise ONTARIO — He walked into the room holding a margarita in one hand and a stack of petitions in the other but Dan Lopez was

Ontario council approves sales tax proposal

Ontario council approves sales tax proposal

By Pat Caldwell The Enterprise VALE — Shoppers buying goods in Ontario will find a new item on their receipts starting in January – a sales tax. The Ontario City

Ontario’s new tax stirring opposition

Update: The Ontario City Council decided to push back the first reading of the sales tax ordinance to Sept. 19. Initially, the council planned to conduct the first reading of