Oregon Leadership Summit, December 5, 2016
Summit Puts State Fiscal Challenge in Spotlight
This year's Summit drew more than eleven hundred participants. The morning plenary session focused tightly on Oregon's projected near and long-term fiscal deficit.Read More
The defeat follows a hard-fought campaign that broke Oregon's spending record for ballot initiatives and pitted business interests against the state's largest public employee unions.
Measure 97 would charge certain C corporations a 2.5 percent tax on their gross annual sales in Oregon above $25 million. The measure called for the state to spend the new revenue on education, health care and senior services.Read More
Manufacturing muscle was celebrated Friday, October 7 during Redmond Economic Development Inc.’s (REDI) fourth annual Made in Redmond Tour. Dozens of local leaders got glimpses inside Aircraft Rubber Manufacturing Inc., Central Composites LLC, RDD Enterprises and Smith Brothers Pushrods in addition to hearing details from company owners.Read More
Current growth fueled by jobs
By Kathleen McLaughlin, The Bulletin
Published Oct 24, 2016 at 05:40PM / Updated Oct 24, 2016 at 05:54PM
Central Oregonians who lived through the last housing-market crash might wonder whether the region is setting up for another big collapse.Read More
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Oregon proposes drop in workers’ comp rates
By Kathleen McLaughlinThe Bulletin Published Sep 23, 2016 at 12:01AM / Updated Sep 23, 2016 at 08:41AM
Workers’ compensation insurance rates would drop for the fourth straight year in 2017 under a proposal by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services.
The average rate, before insurers’ profits and other expenses, would decline by 7.2 percent, from $1.10 per $100 of payroll to $1.02 per $100, according to a department announcement...Read More
What about Measure 97???? Why a "NO" vote.
Mike Herrick, SVP of Product & Engineering @ Urban Airship
“I’m concerned about Measure 97 and the impact it will have on the Oregon Software Industry”.
The Eugene Register-Guard
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