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The United States, Canada, and Mexico reached an agreement on an updated NAFTA – now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) – at the end of last month.

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) PAC has taken positions on three ballot measures that will be on the November ballot, two statewide measures and one Portland initiatives with statewide implications. All three address revenue and spending issues.

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The Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) candidate political action committee (PAC) has focused its efforts for the 2018 general election on defending House and Senate seats held by pro-business candidates.

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When Freres Lumber Company was founded in the Santiam Canyon in 1922, the timber industry drove Oregon’s economy. Sitting in the middle of one of the richest supplies of timber in the United States, Freres was well-positioned for success.

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The SAIF board of directors announced a dividend payable during October to its eligible policyholders with policy expiration dates in 2017. 

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Oregon Business & Industry’s (OBI) Employment Practices Steering Committee met with Val Hoyle, commissioner-elect of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), during its regular meeting on October 5.

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Only two years after the resounding defeat of Measure 97, Portland voters are being asked to approve a new gross receipts tax. 

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Advocating for policies that help manufacturers remain competitive and grow is one of Oregon Business & Industry’s (OBI) most important missions – 23 percent of our membership is in the manufacturing industry. 

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The Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently completed a report on proposed changes in the utility regulations process that seek to make utilities more responsive to issues related to climate change and equity.

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The Joint Interim Task Force on Health Care Cost Review submitted its report to the Oregon Legislature on September 13, outlining the feasibility of creating a hospital rate-setting process in Oregon.

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