Proposed DEQ trip-reduction mandates would affect hundreds of employers in almost 70 Oregon cities. The rules would discriminate against industries like manufacturing and hospitality while rewarding employers for taking highly regressive measures.
The Northwest’s hydropower system provides reliable, clean and affordable electricity as well as efficient transportation for barged goods. Preserving these benefits is critical given the increasing importance of electrification and the importance of reducing greenhouse gases.
Southeast Portland-based Bullseye Glass created a process to fuse glass of different colors, allowing for the creation of glass paintings. The company also produces glass for historical restoration, including the windows in the U.S. Capitol cupola.
Salem-based International Housing Concepts produces tiny homes for a range of markets while providing job opportunities for the homeless and for people re-entering the workforce.
Oregon’s September 2022 revenue forecast indicates that the state continues to collect record revenue. Oregon should focus on living within its means rather than considering new taxes.
Kate Brown asks for money to streamline permitting for large semiconductor manufacturers. She deserves credit for her urgency. However, small employers need efficient permitting just as much as large ones do.
Georgia Pacific’s Juno facility, in Toledo, separates paper fiber from about 70,000 tons of household trash every year and uses it to make cardboard used in corrugated boxes.
The task force identifies several impediments to further growth in the semiconductor industry, including Oregon’s regulatory environment, its land use system and its inadequate portfolio of incentives.
The proposed health plan would raise taxes by more than $21 billion per year through a payroll tax on employers and personal income taxes on individuals.
The largely uncoordinated layering of regulations goes virtually unreported in Oregon but creates significant cost and compliance problems for businesses that employ Oregonians and generate billions in critical state and local revenue.