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By Damon Runberg Oregon Employment Department Wages in Oregon have been on the rise over the past three years. From fourth quarter 2014 to fourth quarter 2017, the quarterly average wage (smoothed and adjusted for inflation) rose by around 6.7 percent (+$800 per quarter). This is seemingly good news, right? This means th

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By the Tax Foundation Since 1927 Key Findings – Portland, Oregon, is considering Measure 26-201 which, if adopted, would create a 1 percent gross receipts tax within the city limit. – The tax would apply to retailers with more than $1 billion in national sales and $500,000 in Portland-specific sales. It would

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By Jim Miller, Here are eight unique voices on the various contributions Paul Allen made to the nation. How Paul Allen kept the Seahawks in Seattle From the Seattle Post Intelegencer “In 1997, only one person was willing to take the risk of owning an NFL team when the roof was literally falling in on […]

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By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation A strong national economy—the strongest in decades—is reflected by growth in the West Coast states, which ranked among the top 12 in a study recently conducted by 24/7 Wall Street. While Colorado ranked first, Washington had the fifth fastest-growing economy while Calif

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By Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association Oregon has a strong track record of enhancing tourism and creating thousands of jobs that trigger local economic growth while making Oregon a top travel destination. That is why we are supporting Measure 104 – it will ensure tax fairness for businesses and consumers. Join

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By Oregon Employment Department, Oregon’s construction industry reached a record high number of jobs in recent months, employing nearly 110,000 on a seasonally adjusted basis. The industry added jobs steadily and rapidly in recent years, following a prolonged slump in 2009 through 2012, when employment remained near 70

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By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation A woman who works for the Oregon Legislature as a researcher and analyst has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that she is paid less than her male counterparts with the same qualifications doing the same job. Cheyenne Ross, a lawyer who has worked for the Legislative Policy

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, America’s uninsured rate held essentially steady from 2016 to 2017, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures. Oregon, however, one of the few states to see a significant uptick in the uninsured rate. Uninsured Oregonians make up 6.8 percent of the state’s

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Congressman Peter DeFazio, “While I am still reviewing the text of the new trade deal, I am extremely disappointed that the Trump administration was unable to follow through on their promise to eliminate the damaging Chapter 19 provision that existed in the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA),” said

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By National Retail Federation The National Retail Federation said a proposed new class action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that both a federal appellate court and the r

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Paul Allen Press Release, I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively. A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that [

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By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation, With Oregon nearly full employment and wages steadily rising, state government tax revenues are surging. For instance, compared to last year, personal income taxes are up 24%. Corporate tax payments are also up exceeding 50% increase over the same period. The revenue surge is

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By Oregon Employment Department, Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 2.8 percent in August 2018. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in August included Hood River (3.0%), Washington (3.1%), and Wheeler (3.1%). Eastern and Southern Oregon had higher unemployme

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By Jim Miller, Eight key provisions of the new NAFTA agreement announced this weekend, now called the ‘United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” or “U.S.M.C.A.,” as noted by the Wall Street Journal analysis: 1. Mexico-Canada vehicle imports: “Vehicles would need 75% North American content, compared with 62.5%

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) President and CEO David Hirschmann issued the following statement  regarding the passage of the Music Modernization Act (MMA): “The Music Modernization Act will help ensure that future music creators can pursue their passions

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Oregon Brewer’s Guild, Oregon breweries claimed a total of 22 medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held September 20-22nd in Denver, Colorado. Oregon Breweries brought home 5 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 7 bronze medals. The Portland Metro area won 8 medals, Central Oregon won 8 medals, the W

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By Oregon Employment Department, Oregon consistently outpaces the U.S. in union membership as a share of total employment. In 2017, 14.9 percent of Oregon’s workers were union members, compared with 10.7 percent for the U.S. Employees who are not union members but whose jobs are covered by union contracts slightly incr

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Portland Trail Blazer Release, The Portland Trail Blazers announced a multi-year partnership agreement with Performance Health which includes the team’s first-ever jersey patch, a growing trend with world-class corporations and the NBA. Beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 season, Performance Health’s Biofreeze brand

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Congressmen Greg Walden Press Release, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River)  led a hearing before the Energy and Commerce Committee with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to seek answers as to how the social media company moderates its platforms. The hearing, entitled, “Twitter: Transparency and Accountability,” addresse

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National Retail Federation The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs David French in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s proposed joint employer rule. The rule would provide legal clarity surrounding business-to-business relationships and re

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By Oregon Employment Department, The labor force consists of all residents 16 and older who are employed or who are unemployed and actively seeking work. The numbers of employed and unemployed people are determined primarily by a monthly survey of about 60,000 households nationwide, including roughly 1,000 in Oregon. To avo

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Wall Street Journal Editorial, The right-thinking progressives who rule Sacramento aren’t satisfied with punishing business with high taxes and costly regulation. Now they want to dictate to shareholders the gender of whom they can elect as corporate directors. This imposition on business management passed the state Senat

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By Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn, Oregon law firm The Oregon Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Oregon Psychiatric Partners, LLP v Henry, 293 Or App 471 (2018). The opinion is a helpful reminder that a court retains the power to use its “blue pencil” to convert an unenforceable provision in a noncompetition agreem

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Timothy A. Duy Director, Oregon Economic Forum Department of Economics, University of Oregon The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity rose to 0.98 in July from an upwardly revised June reading of 1.06. Highlights of this month’s report include: – The moving average measure, which smooths out the volatility, stood at

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its Privacy Principles, which focus on the critical importance of promoting innovation and economic growth, and the responsible, transparent use of data. The U.S. Chamber worked extensively with its broad membership and found that a clear, single set of ru

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US Attorney Release, David Reichert, 51, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced today to 13 months in federal prison for using his position as a Nike salesman to procure heavily-discounted Nike-brand merchandise for resale by two companies he co-owned with a business partner. According to court documents, as a Nike Inc. sale

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By Oregon Small Business Association Foundation, After 10 workers at a Burgerville restaurant in Portland pinned “Abolish Ice” and “No one is illegal” buttons on their clothing in August, the Pacific Northwest fast-food chain quickly put in writing a policy banning any personal or political messages on uniforms.  

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By Cascade Employers Association, In times of need, there are always people who will step up and offer to help. A lot of times, it’s those who are closest to us, but sometimes it’s complete strangers or someone we have worked with, but never really got to know. One of the many ways people help […]

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By Josh Lehner, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the latest quarterly economic and revenue forecast. For the full document, slides and forecast data please see our main website. Below is the forecast’s Executive Summary. While economic growth continues and nearly all lead

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By US Chamber of Commerce, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule on electric power plants, which replaces the Clean Power Plan issued by the previous administration: “The Chamber believes that

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