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The Governor’s Medicaid Financing Work Group is wrapping up its review of policy options. It was tasked with identifying cost reduction and revenue raising strategies to address the $830 million+ deficit in the Medicaid budget.

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The integration of computers and electronics into education over the past two decades has helped drive up the amount of money spent in preparation for the school year.

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Salem, OR—August 21, 2018—Oregon Business & Industry (OBI), the leading voice of business and industry in the state, today announced Sandra (Sandi) McDonough as the business association’s chief executive officer effective October 8.

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The comment period for new rules applying to businesses involved in the employment of janitorial services workers ends August 21.

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Two recent articles and a video by reporters at The Oregonian/OregonLive drive home the need for reform of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) in a straightforward, balanced and understandable manner.

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Daimler Trucks North America is one of Oregon’s largest and oldest manufacturing employers, with 2,900 employees in the state. 

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On the surface, summer is a quiet time for policy in short-session years. But behind the scenes, regulatory agencies, legislative committees and work groups have been making important decisions on how to implement laws passed during the past two legislative sessions and preparing potential legislation and rulemaking for 2019. 

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Nominations are open for this year’s STEP Ahead Awards, which recognize women who are employed in manufacturing and contributing to its advancement. Also, women between the ages of 18 and 30 are eligible for the STEP Ahead Emerging Leaders Award. The awards are part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Production (STEP) Initiative, an effort ... Read More

One of the biggest challenges facing Oregon manufacturers is the skills gap, as openings go unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants. Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) member Madden Industrial Craftsmen is helping businesses’ bridge this gap.

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What does Cleaner Air Oregon (CAO), the new air toxics program, mean to Oregon manufacturers? The Stoel Rives law firm and Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) presented a seminar Wednesday where panelists answered that question.

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