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Oregon lawmakers plan to boost revenue by killing solar, e-commerce and wolf tax breaks:


Oregon lawmakers are on track to scale back or eliminate several popular tax breaks this year, a decision that could boost state revenue by more than $100 million in future budgets. Tax credits ...


Oregon Business & Industry is the new voice of the state's corporate lobby:


Oregon's two major corporate lobbying groups completed their merger Friday, establishing a new organization to serve as the primary voice of the state's business community. Oregon Business & ...


Legislature pushes for more higher education funding to keep Oregon tuition hikes down:


State lawmakers appear close to approving a $736.9 million budget for public universities that would nearly halve the proposed tuition increases for some undergraduate Oregonians this fall, saving ...


Oregon Senate passes bill to mandate work schedule predictability:


Oregon could become the first state in the nation to mandate work schedule predictability for certain food service, retail and hospitality workers, if a bill advanced by the Senate Thursday also ...


Boeing plan will shift hundreds of Puget Sound jobs to Arizona Boeing plan will shift hundreds of Puget Sound jobs to Arizona:


Boeing plans to transfer yet another substantial work group out of the Puget Sound region, the company confirmed Wednesday. The work shifting to Mesa, Ariz., could involve hundreds of jobs. The changes ...


Nike will slash 1,400 jobs amid broad restructuring:


Nike said Thursday morning it will cut its global workforce by 2 percent in a broad restructuring, responding to competitive pressure from Adidas and Under Armor. "The future of sport will ...


Oregon K-12 education budget shows costs of legislators' inaction: Editorial Agenda 2017:


The K-12 education budget approved by the Legislature's Joint Ways and Means education subcommittee Thursday would -- in functional states, at least - seem like great news. The committee is recommending ...


Oregon IoT startup Rigado raises $3.3 million in initial funding:


Rigado https://www.rigado.com/ , a startup formed last year by the combination of businesses in Salem and Portland, said Thursday it has raised $3.3 million in a first round of funding. The ...


How a new corporate tax plan could affect Oregonians:


Effects of a proposed new corporate tax on Oregon's economy could be minimal but mostly positive when paired with other tweaks to the state's tax system, an analysis by the Legislative Revenue Office ...


Oregon tech in the doldrums? Job growth flatlines:




Jive Software, once Portland's signature tech company, sells for $462 million:


Jive Software, the onetime Portland startup that helped kick off the city's technology renaissance a decade ago, said Monday that it will sell the business to a Texas investment firm for $462 million, ...


Oregon pushes for wooden skyscrapers to revive timber industry:


It's rare that a governor shows up to celebrate a new condo tower. But this one's made of wood, and that's a bigger deal than it seems. Gov. Kate Brown was on hand the day Carbon12 in North ...


Oregon's economy soars yet state budget gap grows: here's why:


Oregon has never seen times quite like these. Unemployment is the lowest on record. Wages are rising at a 4 percent annual clip. The state is enjoying an unprecedented housing boom, and even lagging ...


It's legal for Oregon lawmakers to sponsor, vote for bills that benefit their occupations:


No laws were broken when Rep. Rob Nosse failed to mention his employer is the main backer of a bill he shepherded through the state House this month, according to the Legislature's top lawyer. That ...


Oregon lawmakers, sensing ambitious education goals out of reach, prepare to drop them:


In 2011, Oregon lawmakers agreed on an ambitious goal: By 2025, the state should get all its young people to graduate from high school and 80 percent to earn a two- or four-year college degree. Now, ...


Bills would force Oregon companies to share tax information :


Oregonians could learn how much Intel pays in state taxes and find out how much Nike receives in tax breaks if lawmakers pass corporate tax disclosure bills being considered by the House Revenue ...


Portland Prepares for the Big One:




OHSU's HIV vaccine technology acquired by Bay Area biotech:


A San Francisco-based biotech company has acquired vaccine research by Oregon Health & Science University scientists, marking a critical step toward commercialization of a promising HIV vaccine. OHSU ...


Oregon's most in-demand jobs are at low end of the wage scale: Here's why:


Oregon is sprouting jobs at its fastest rate in years. And while growth will inevitably slow, economists expect hiring to continue at a modest pace for most of the coming decade. That's creating ...


Portland's new 10-cent-a-gallon gas tax is operational:


Portland's voter-approved 10-cents-a-gallon gas tax is finally operational and customers may see a slight increase in prices at the pump as a result. The four-year tax is projected to bring in a total ...


Portland Adopts Surcharge on C.E.O. Pay in Move vs. Income Inequality:


Moving to address income inequality on a local level, the City Council in Portland, Ore., voted on Wednesday to impose a surtax on companies whose chief executives earn more than 100 times the median ...


LinkedIn's new 8-megawatt data center in Hillsboro will serve as a template for others:


LinkedIn said it reduced energy use with cooling mechanisms on each cabinet of computer servers and by using Oregon air, which is naturally cool for much of the year. Other innovations include a unified ...


Oregon corporate tax Measure 97 defeated:


Measure 97 would charge certain C corporations a 2.5 percent tax on their gross annual sales in Oregon above $25 million. The measure called for the state to spend the new revenue on education, health ...


Lattice Semiconductor sells to little-known firm with ties to China for $1.3 Billion:


Portland's biggest tech company, Lattice Semiconductor, sold Thursday to an obscure California investment firm called Canyon Bridge Capital Partners that says its funding comes from China. Canyon Bridge ...


Oregon's corporate tax measure is a big deal. Here's why. :


Oregonians face a big decision this fall, as they consider how to vote on a $3 billion corporate tax measure that could reshape the state's finances and the future of government services. Measure ...


Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback:


Fifteen years ago, Facebook came looking for a site for its first wholly owned data center. The executives liked that the chilly night air at 3,200 feet (975 meters) above sea level could cool the servers, ...


Portland's latest technology screw-up ends in finger-pointing :


Add this to Portland's growing list of bungled technology projects: permitting software that's cost $3.9 million but is nowhere near complete. Frustrated city officials this month cut ties with the ...


Has Portland Lost its Way?:


Oregon's poster child for livable planning is embroiled in new controversies over destructive growth, skyrocketing prices, and back-room cronyism. Michael Mehaffy | @michaelwmehaffy Full ...


Oregon voters eye 'gigantic' corporate tax hike:


A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation. ...


'Get Californians out of Oregon' campaign launches on GoFundMe:



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