2012 Session: Stopped the $8.2 million giveaway to Union Pacific in HB4028A

Testifying before the Ways and Means Committee, TFO supported parts of HB4028A  that provided money for community college classrooms, sewer and water projects, and building publically owned transportation facilities. But TFO vigorously opposed the $10 million ConnectOregon part of the bill that would have provided an $8.2 million tax break for the Union Pacific Railroad, which had profits of a billion dollars last year. ConnectOregon did not make it out of Committee.