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This month the U.S. Department of Labor handed down a rule that expands access to Association Health Plans (AHPs) for small businesses.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 21 that states can require businesses engaging in digital commerce to collect that same sales tax on online sales that are collected on sales at local stores.

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wednesday, June 27, that prevents public employee unions from requiring workers to pay dues if they do not want to join a union. 

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Lori Miles-Olund, President of Miles Fiberglass & Composites, and Steve Fleischman, Chief Executive Officer of Education Northwest, have agreed to co-chair the Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) Education Steering Committee.

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Oregon Tech’s choice of OBI’s Interim President to deliver the commencement address was recognition of the importance of the connection between business and industry in a fast-growing and evolving economy such as Oregon’s.

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) Vice President & Counsel Betsy Earls announced that she has accepted a job as Oregon Public Affairs Manager for Weyerhaeuser.

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) is working on plans for this year’s Statesman Dinner. The annual event draws a who’s who of Oregon’s business and political leaders and culminates with the presentation of the Statesman of the Year Award. 

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Business and community leaders from all parts of Oregon recognize the urgent need for state budget and tax reforms – especially addressing the rising PERS pension costs sapping budgets for schools, local governments and state services.

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Activity on carbon reduction policy begins in earnest as the Legislative Committee on Carbon Reduction held its first meeting on June 22 and the Governor’s carbon office launched discussions with various stakeholder groups and regulated entities across the state.

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Tonia Holowetzki has joined Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) as Communications Director. Tonia brings more than two decades of experience in communications and marketing.

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