The plan is supported by labor unions, and Thursday Oregon's controversial Governor, Kate Brown, signed off on the idea. Measure 97, as it's called, would levy the largest corporate tax increase in state history, on the state's biggest 1,000 companies.
Few details have come out Friday from a reported budget settlement by negotiators in Olympia. But one powerful group warns if there's a capital gains tax attached to the budget proposal, there will be legal action.
Benton County Citizens for Efficient Criminal Justice claims various public officials have violated Washington law by allegedly using their publicly-elected positions to lobby for the proposed Criminal Justice Sales Tax.