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As an experienced executive and former longtime AOI board member, Lang brings knowledge and insight to her new role and has quickly put Oregon Business & Industry on the right track to meet its goals.

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The 14-member Joint Interim Committee on Carbon Reduction and a business advisory group convened by the Governor's Office are each studying potential Legislative solutions for the 2019 Session.

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The Joint Committee on Student Success is off to the next leg of its statewide listening tour in Baker City.

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"When vague allegations were raised about OBI President Mark Johnson by a former employee, the executive committee retained an experienced outside investigator to thoroughly review and evaluate them. The details of the investigator’s report are privileged, but the investigator did not find any pattern of misconduct. However, the full executive ... Read More

April 6 was the deadline for Governor Kate Brown to announce intent to veto the bill that would disconnect Oregon’s tax code from the 2017 Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act disconnect bill (SB 1528) on the 20% income deduction for “pass-through” businesses. 

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) participated in the Rulemaking Advisory Committee (RAC) for SB 828 (2017), a bill requiring employers with 500 or more employees worldwide, who are in the retail, hospitality, or food service business, to post schedules two weeks in advance (seven days in advance until 2020) and pay extra compensation if the schedule is changed after posting.

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A series of meetings during the Legislative Session and once after, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Workgroup’s discussions illuminated the heavy agency involvement that would be required in implementing a state-run family and medical leave program. 

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On April 10, Governor Kate Brown signed into law the Cleaner Air Oregon compromise SB 1541, which reduced the stringency of the agency proposed Cleaner Air Oregon rules and set clear, achievable standards by Oregon business. 

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Business organizations advocated at the federal level for H-2B cap relief in the omnibus spending package. 

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The Statesman Dinner, started in 2001, is an annual tradition that Oregon Business & Industry is proud to continue on September 13 at the Oregon Convention Center. 

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