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As OHA prepares to negotiate new CCO contracts, the Oregon Health Policy Board (OHPB) is holding public forums to gather opinions on how the Oregon Medicaid system is working and how CCOs could better serve patients. 

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The Special Session, set for May 21, will consider including some sole proprietorships in the state's existing small-business tax break.

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Legislators met with constituents and local leaders in Baker City, Hermiston and Arlington as part of their statewide review of innovative and successful educational programs.

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By most measures, Oregon's economy is on fire. Our job growth rate is one of the best in the nation, household incomes are up, unemployment is at record lows and tax revenues to fund public services -- driven largely by the positive job and income picture -- are the highest ever.

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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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