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Aug. 23, 2016Oregon Promise Day Draws Large Crowd - PCC
April 25, 2016Free Community College Gets Financial Aid From White House - Governing
March 11, 2016Tackling Tuition: Lawmakers seek ways to help students and families as the costs of college soars. - National Conference of State Legislatures
Feb. 29, 2016Legislature Eyes Peaceful Resolution to Corporate Tax Battle - Statesman Journal
Feb. 25, 2016With 6 days to go, 12,000 Oregon students have applied for 'free' community college - Oregonian
Feb. 4, 2016Oregon's dramatic switch: 99.7 percent of kindergartners in full-day classes - Oregonian
Dec. 30, 2015Oregon Expects Teens to Flock to 'Free' Community College - Oregonian
Oct. 30, 2015Mike McLane and Mark Hass Named “Legislators of the Year” - GoLocalPDX
Oct. 21, 2015OEDA names Senator Hass Legislator of the Year
Oct. 15, 2015Final Touches on Oregon Promise
Sept. 8, 2015My View: Full-day kindergarten lets all children move forward - Portland Tribune
July 18, 2015Legislative honor roll rewards bipartisanship: Editorial - Oregon Live
July 9, 2015Free Community College Catches On - Inside Higher Ed
July 7, 2015Oregon students get tuition help from 'promise' - Portland Tribune
July 4, 2015Oregon Legislature Approves Free Community College Legislation - GoLocalPDX
May 17, 2015Save for the future before spending revenue windfall: Editorial - Oregon Live
March 14, 2015Stop robbing K-12 to fund free college: Editorial Agenda 2015 - Oregon Live
March 3, 2015Tax reform effort gets kick-started: Editorial - Oregon Live
March 2, 2015Oregon Senate passes bill to give tax breaks to some tech companies - Bend Bulletin
Jan. 29, 2015Google Fiber in Portland, Apple data center in Prineville could both hinge on obscure Oregon tax law - Oregon Live
Jan. 23, 2015Cover Story: Inside one senator's plan to fix Oregon's tax system - Portland Business Journal
Dec. 12, 2014Hass named to lead Senate Finance and Revenue Committee, spearhead tax reform
April 1, 2014Moving Forward

Meet Mark Hass

Mark Hass is an Oregon State Senator from Washington County and Southwest Portland. His priority in the legislature has been the elusive goal of reforming Oregon's tax structure so that it is less volatile and more stable. He is best known as a leader in education policy, authoring Oregon's full day kindergarten bills and the landmark Oregon Promise law (2015), which provides students with up to two years of free community college tuition. Read more.

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PCC: Oregon Promise Day Draws Large Crowd August 23, 2016 Governing: Free Community College Gets Financial Aid From White House April 25, 2016 National Conference of State Legislatures: Tackling Tuition: Lawmakers seek ways to help students and families as the costs of college soars. March 11, 2016 Statesman Journal: Legislature Eyes Peaceful Resolution to Corporate Tax Battle February 29, 2016 Oregonian: With 6 days to go, 12,000 Oregon students have applied for 'free' community college February 25, 2016

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