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Governor's Visit

By Katy Brooks, CEO Bend Chamber Governor Kate Brown visited with Bend Chamber members to discuss topics including the state budget, education and...

Bend Chamber Represents Business Community in Salem

By Katy Brooks, CEO Bend Chamber Pictured above from top left, to bottom right is Erin Foote-Morgan, Travis Ulrich, Gary Bracelan, David Visnak,...

May Forecast Brings More Revenue, Little Clarity

By Oregon Prosperity Project Since February, May 16 has been circled on Legislative calendars as the day budget talks would turn the corner and...

Oregon Needs Answers on Medicaid Fiasco

By Senate Republican Communications Director Jonathan Lockwood SALEM, Ore.-The Brown administration improperly doled out tax dollars to...

Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses By: Martina McLennan...

Legislative Update- Week 15

Here's a week 15 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. Key Labor Bills: Predictive Scheduling: SB 828 implements predictive...

Amended Pay Equity Bill Advances With AOI-OBA Support

By Associated Oregon Industries Oregon's pay equity bill, HB 2005, took a major step forward Wednesday as the Senate Workforce Committee...

Draft Transportation Plan Carries Big Price Tag

By: Associated Oregon Industries After almost a year of deliberations that included a statewide tour for public meetings and dozens...

Shortfall a myth, outcome-based budgeting introduced

Oregon Republicans propose outcome-based budgeting bill Republicans say Democrat and media "debt," "shortfall" rhetoric is confusing...

Legislative Update - Week 14

Week 14 of the 2017 Oregon legislature was perhaps the quietest of the session to date. Policy bills are largely lying dormant. The biggest issue...

Legislative Update 2017 – Week 13                    

The biggest issues still outstanding are (1) business taxes, (2) transportation funding, (3) predictive scheduling legislation, and (4) increased...

The Long, Winding Road to a Transportation Plan

By: Oregon Prosperity Project Building bipartisan support for a statewide transportation package has been a Legislative priority since at...

Legislative Leaders Announce Joint Tax Committee

Efforts to adjust Oregon's tax system, both to address the shortfall in the 2017-19 budget and to address long-term structural issues, took a...

Legislative - Week 12 Update

From Associated Oregon Industries This is the second of three articles looking at where key pieces of legislation affecting business stand...

The Budget Balancing Act in Salem

What’s Brewing Recap -  By: Katy Brooks, Bend Chamber CEO The April 11 What’s Brewing event brought together two of our...

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