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By Oregon Employment Department, Oregon-made products have secured a spot on store shelves around the country, and even the world. Some of these products have obvious Oregon roots, tasty things like marionberry jam, cheese, fine wines, and beers that say ‘Oregon’ right on the label. Some Oregon-made products remain o

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By Oregon Small Business Association, A much praised and watched Oregon based animation company, Laika, just ran into it’s first film flop after a series of successful hits. “Missing Link,” the latest movie by Hillsboro-based animation company Laika, grossed $5.8 million during its opening weekend—$10 million

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By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon Capitol Update Series Most of the proposed paid family leave bills died midway through the Oregon Legislature, but one remains—and it’s likely to hurt small businesses. Many lawmakers have been making a promise to provide workers with paid family leave for births, adoptions, and other

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Congressman Peter DeFazio, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio urged federal regulators to provide additional time for public comment on a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the proposed Jordan Cove LNG Project. In the Oregon lawmakers’ letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chai

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Wall Street Journal Editorial The Democratic competition to bleed the rich has become fierce. If progressives aren’t satisfied with Elizabeth Warren’s proposed “wealth tax” of 3% a year, AOC’s 70% income tax, Bernie Sanders’s 77% estate tax, or Rep. John Larson’s uncapped payroll-tax increase of 2.4 percent

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By NFIB, NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement on behalf of President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan following the release of the Main Street Tax Certainty Act, introduced today by United States Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.), which makes the Small Business Deduction

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Jan Esler Rowe Cascade Cigar & Tobacco Happy Valley Oregon A letter in response to the cigar tax increase hearing (HB 2158 ) in the State Capitol this week: We opened our cigar shop in 1992. Almost immediately, we were impacted by legislation and taxes far beyond what typical business owners experience. I have been [

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Josh Lehner Oregon Economic Analysis Oregon’s income gains this expansion are among the best in the nation, as our office has highlighted in recent years. The state’s median household income now matches the U.S. for the first time since the mills started closing in the 1980s. The single largest factor underlying this

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By Oregon Small Business Association, The Service Employees International Union 49 has added 800 employees to its membership rolls after a vote by Providence Portland Medical Center workers in December—a tally counted and recounted over two months and decided by one vote. The initial vote showed SEIU 49, one of Oregon

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By Oregon Business and Industry Statement by Oregon Business & Industry on the PERS ballot measures filed: These initiatives are an important step forward in the statewide conversation on how we should finally address the pressing PERS problem, which has been draining the budgets of school districts, local government

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored 263 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 55 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of their support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 115th Congress. “Every day, all across

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Oregon Attorney General Office Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum released the Oregon Department of Justice’s annual list of Top Ten Consumer Complaints. In 2018, the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline received 38,000 phone calls, which resulted in more than 7,000 written complaints, running the gamut from tele

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Release, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden joined colleagues from both parties to request a federal investigation into the use and abuse of non-compete agreements, saying their widening use in recent years raises serious concerns about their increasing toll on workers and the economy. “We are concerned that

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By Oregon Small Business Association, Yes, it could happen—more Oregonians may have the option to pump their own gas if lawmakers approve a bill introduced in the House. Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states that prohibit self-service gas stations—although smaller cities in Oregon (with populations of less th

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National Retail Federation, The National Retail Federation and the California Retailers Association asked state officials to preserve popular customer loyalty programs, protect businesses from potentially ruinous financial penalties and address other provisions of a new privacy law set to take effect next year that could

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By NFIB, NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, issued the following statement on behalf of President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan regarding the White House Council of Economic Advisers’ report that called for making provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs act permanent, including the Small Busines

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NFIB Oregon, NFIB, the nation’s leading small-business association, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Juliana v. United States—urging dismissal of this controversial lawsuit, which seeks to compel the federal government to more aggressively address climate change. The brief was filed in conjunction with the Texas

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By Oregon Family Farm Association, Oregon cannabis growers have enough marijuana to meet the demands of users for more than six years, and the oversupply has prompted Gov. Kate Brown to propose curbing the number of pot-growing licenses issued. In a report to the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission s

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U.S. Attorney Announces The Arrest Of Michael Avenatti For Engaging In A Scheme To Extort A Public Company Avenatti Is Alleged To Have Used Threats of Economic and Reputational Harm To Demand More Than $20 Million In Payments Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release, Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney fo

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By Oregon Business & Industry Oregon legislators are looking to boost education funding by $2 billion through tax increases on the business community. Oregon Business & Industry supports targeted investments in education but we believe cost control must accompany any new revenue to ensure new dollars actually mak

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National Retail Federation, The National Retail Federation welcomed bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate that would fix a drafting error in the tax reform law that took effect in 2018. The error relating to depreciation rules is delaying job-creating investments in stores and restaurants across the country.

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By Oregon US Attorney Office Release, Miguel Merecias-Lopez, 24, of Woodburn, Oregon, pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to produce false identification documents and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. According to court documents, from a time unknown until September 21, 2017, Merecias-Lope

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By Oregon Taxpayer Foundation Capitol Update Series The Oregon Legislature looks poised to approve a bill co-sponsored by Rep. Jack Zika enabling construction of 485 new housing units—half of those for people with below-average incomes—on land outside of Redmond. Zika, R-Redmond, is optimistic for passage of House Bi

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Timothy A. Duy Director, Oregon Economic Forum Department of Economics, University of Oregon The Oregon Measure of Economic Activity jumped to 1.51 in January from an upwardly revised December reading of 0.41. Highlights of this month’s report include: – Employment services payrolls (mostly temporary help jobs) j

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Oregon US Representative Peter DeFazio Press Release, U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will introduce legislation to create a new progressive tax on financial transactions that would generate billions in revenue, while addressing economic

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US Chamber Release, Marjorie Chorlins, executive director of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-UK Business Council, issued the following statement in response to the UK Parliament vote today to delay Brexit: “For each passing day without clarity, we move closer to the worst possible outcome – a cliff edge Brexit. We urge

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By Oregon Small Business Association Attorneys representing four women who alleged gender discrimination by Nike Inc., the sportswear giant based in Portland, won the first round in an attempt to broaden their litigation into a class-action lawsuit. Federal Magistrate Judge Jolie Russo rejected Nike’s motion to dismiss

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By J. Chris Duckworth Bullard Law, Oregon law firm The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new rule that would raise the salary threshold required to qualify for overtime exemptions to $35,308 per year, up from the current threshold of $23,660 per year that was set in 2004. The rule also proposes [R

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Tax Foundation by Garrett Watson, Nicole Kaeding This week, Oregon’s Legislative Revenue Office (LRO) provided economic projections to the Joint Committee on Student Success Subcommittee on Revenue to assess the impact of a proposed gross receipts tax on Oregon’s economy. The committee is interested in raising about

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New and Emerging Jobs in Oregon: The Latest Trends By Oregon Employment Department The Oregon Employment Department’s occupational employment projections through the year 2027 include the latest trends in new and emerging jobs in Oregon. Projections provide the expected growth rate and annual openings for 724 different

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