“Throughout the past year, Oregonians have weathered an unprecedented health and economic crisis that has devastated families and businesses in every corner of the state. With business restrictions and closures still impacting hundreds of thousands of Oregonians, we are relieved to see the positive state economic forecast. However, while the outlook is rosy for the state, we know that employers in every community in Oregon are still struggling to keep their doors open and workers paid in this extraordinarily difficult economic reality, with substantial new workplace regulations and a 41% increase in the statewide business tax burden in the next year.
Oregon businesses need room to recover fully, and that means no new taxes and a pause on new noncritical regulations. We must do everything we can to support an equitable and quick economic recovery for all.”
– Sandra McDonough, president and CEO