Kate Brown proposes diverting $500 million of ‘kicker’ to PERS, rural housing and internet

Updated May 30, 5:53 PM; Posted May 30, 12:16 PM

Gov. Kate Brown, shown in this file photo at a get-out-to-vote event at Portland State University during the 2018 campaign. Randy L. Rasmussen / The Oregonian/OregonLive
LC- Randy L. Rasmussen / OregoniGov. Kate Brown, shown in this file photo at a get-out-to-vote event at Portland State University during the 2018 campaign. Randy L. Rasmussen / The Oregonian/OregonLive

By Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/OregonLive

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday laid out a detailed plan for how she would like to divert more than one-third of the state’s projected record $1.4 million “kicker” tax rebate.

Brown has previously said she would like to cap taxpayers’ kickers at $1,000 and use the roughly $500 million that would be saved to reduce the impact of public pension costs on government budgets.

Under that plan, the majority of Oregon taxpayers would still receive their full kicker rebate next year….

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