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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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As the Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) has started rulemaking on SB 828-B, a bill passed during the 2017 Session that imposes scheduling-notice requirements on some businesses, concerns have arisen over how the new legislation may be applied.

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The Annual Oregon Business & Industry Statesman Dinner will be held September 13 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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Representatives of Oregon Business & Industry (OBI), the Portland Business Alliance (PBA) and the Oregon Business Council (OBC) are seeking input from all parts of the state as they develop the 2019 Business Plan, which will propose fiscal solutions to be pursued during the 2019 Legislative Session.

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The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently hired two new administrators who will play important roles in decisions that will affect the ability of Oregon businesses to remain competitive.

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The Office of Economic Analysis now predicts that the state will take in about $750 million more in revenue during the 2017-19 biennium than previously estimated.

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In addition to the Special Session, Legislative Days offered an opportunity to hear updates on several important issues. Here’s a look at some of the issues that were discussed, with links to information from the hearings.

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