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Tax and Fiscal Policy

Given the aftereffects of COVID and the adoption of significant tax increases in recent years, lawmakers in 2022 should decline to raise existing taxes, create new ones or reduce important tax incentive programs. Meanwhile, one-time federal funds should be used for one-time programs.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing is a vital component of Oregon’s economy. Manufacturing jobs can and will create equitable, top-tier opportunities for advancement for Oregon workers and families. The production of these jobs contributes to a thriving economic and business climate that produces revenue for critical public services.

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Retail

In recent years, retailers have been asked to pay ever-increasing costs of doing business while seeing much of their traditional business shrink. They also have invested heavily in new technology and service delivery models. State and local government should focus on helping with those difficult transitions rather than imposing additional costs on the delivery of goods and services.

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Health Care

OBI supports legislation that ensures access to high-quality health care for Oregonians and reduces the total cost of health care. Rather than making significant new changes, policymakers should allow the effects of the recent Oregon Health Care expansion to unfold.

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Transportation

Infrastructure investments are critical to ensure the movement of people and freight required for economic growth. The state in 2022 should focus on funding and implementing high-priority projects included in the Legislature’s 2017 transportation package.