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Oregon Credit Unions Contribute to Real-World Education with New Financial Literacy Legislation

Written by Christian F. Hanson on Apr. 24th, 2023

The legislation incorporates financial and life skills into high school programs, equipping young individuals with essential knowledge for their future.

Tigard, Oregon (February 16, 2023) The GoWest Credit Union Association, in collaboration with Oregon Senate President Rob Wagner and Senate Republican Leader Tim Knopp, has introduced a pioneering lif…

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Written by City of Salem on Mar. 21st, 2023

Salem, Ore. - Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Salem and the City’s  2023 General Obligation Bonds. 

By approving the $300 million community improvement bond measure in November 2022, residents in Salem have allowed the City to fund a 10-year plan to increase funding for street upgrades, sidewalk construct…

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Written by Oregon Attorney General on Dec. 16th, 2022
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, along with 39 other state attorneys general, announced a historic $391.5 million settlement with Google over its location tracking practices. The settlement, which was led by Oregon AG Rosenblum and Nebraska AG Doug Peterson, is the largest attorney general-led consumer privacy settlement ever. Because of Oregon’s l…
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Written by Taxpayers Association of Oregon on Dec. 16th, 2022
The signal was loud and clear this morning that lawmakers are coming after your kicker. In Salem, the state’s economists gave their quarterly revenue forecast to an interim committee of lawmakers. Surprisingly, even with high prices and increased interest rates, economists are still projecting short-term growth in tax monies coming into the state. In fact,…
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Marion, Polk County Key to Deciding Legislative Majorities

Written by Anthony K. Smith on Nov. 18th, 2022
While every voter in Oregon will help decide this year’s ultra-competitive three-way race for governor, it’s voters in Marion & Polk counties, particularly in Salem, that will likely determine whether Oregon’s new chief executive will be working with Democrat or Republican majorities in the next legislative session.   Currently, Oregon is on…
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Shocking the Electric Vehicle System

Written by Anthony K. Smith on Sep. 30th, 2022
Last month, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars, trucks, and SUVs by 2035. Like many other industries, California’s vehicle market is the largest in the nation, so it’s no surprise that this change in policy will have major impacts for automakers and drivers in other states, whether they adopt thei…
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Oregon Taxes for Upcoming Ballots

Written by Mike LaFirenza on Sep. 30th, 2022
With the elections upcoming and inflation at record highs, Americans turn their attention to ways to save money. This includes their tax plan as well.  In addition to $3.3 trillion in federal taxes, in 2018 Americans paid $950.5 billion in state taxes distributed across sales, income, property, license, and other taxes. Across all states, sales and gro…
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Written by Taxpayers Association of Oregon on Sep. 29th, 2022

As the Lund Report notes, “The task force released a draft report on Monday and is accepting comment until the end of the day on Sept. 19. The report is due to be submitted to the Legislature later this month. Under the plan, lawmakers would create a single generous statewide comprehensive health insurance plan that eliminates premiums, co-pays, office vis…

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Understanding Paid Family Medical Leave fund

Written by Oregon Small Business Association Foundation on Sep. 28th, 2022
Beginning next year, Oregon workers and many companies will begin paying into a Paid Family Medical Leave fund, and workers who need time off with pay can begin applying for benefits under Paid Leave Oregon in September 2023. Oregon lawmakers in 2019 passed the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, which lets workers apply for prorated paid time off to care for a …
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The September Economic and Revenue Forecast

Written by Oregon Business & Industry on Sep. 5th, 2022
The September Economic and Revenue Forecast came out Aug. 31. Here are the highlights: Bottom line: Gross general fund revenue for the 2021-23 biennium, which began on July 1, 2021, is now expected to be $27.9 billion. This exceeds the $23.3 billion forecast in June 2021 as the legislative session ended and just before the biennium began. The forecast now p…
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