The Research Section develops statistical and other descriptive information about Oregon's tax programs for a variety of audiences including policymakers, media, lobbyists, academics and the general public. The recurring reports include Personal Income Tax, Corporate Excise and Income Tax, Property Tax, and Lodging Tax statistical reports, and the biennial Tax Expenditure Report.
In January and July of each year, the Bureau of Labor and Industries publishes the prevailing wage rates that are required to be paid to workers on non-residential public works projects in the state of Oregon. Quarterly updates are published in April and October.
The Oregon Statistical Analysis Center provides the Governor, Legislature, and Criminal Justice Agencies with a capability for objective research and data analysis. The SAC provides direct support in the development of legislative fiscal impact statements for proposed legislation that may increase or decrease state costs for prison beds and felon supervision. Oregon’s SAC distributes criminal justice information and statistics to local criminal justice planners, state agencies, universities, and the public.