Democrats, Unions, Progressives Score Historic 2018 Midterm Victories in Oregon

Oregon’s dominant political coalition of progressive organizations scored resounding victories across the board on Election Night as they pushed nearly all of their candidates and ballot measures to victory. The victories were decisive and total. In addition to pushing Governor Brown to victory, the progressive coalition added one Democratic to their Senate majority and a whopping […]

Keep Our Groceries Tax-Free

Five times in the last 10 years there have been efforts to put a tax on groceries in Oregon. What you see day-in and day-out through your work and in our community brings home the need for us to act permanently to keep our groceries tax free in Oregon. We are supporting the effort called, […]

2018 Election Endorsements

August, 2018 (Tualatin, Ore.) -As stewards of a strong business climate, it is the responsibility of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the interests of business are being represented in the political process. With more than 50% of Tualatin’s tax base paid for by the business community, we take this responsibility very seriously. […]

OSCC Board Endorses Measure 102

OSCC formally endorsed Measure 102 at the Board meeting last Friday. Measure 102 would lift the ban that currently exists on government working with non-profits and local businesses to build affordable housing with bond funds. This move aligns with the OSCC 2018 Legislative Priorities to increase the affordability and availability of workforce housing.

Oregon Transportation Commission Will Hear Tolling Recommendations Thursday

Contact: Dave Thompson, 503-860-8021 JOHN DAY — During its Aug. 16 meeting in John Day, the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) will consider the recommendations of its tolling advisory committee and will provide direction to ODOT on preparation of an application to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to implement tolling. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature directed […]

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on New 20% Deduction for Passthrough Businesses

IR-2018-162, Aug. 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today for a new provision allowing many owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts and S corporations to deduct 20 percent of their qualified business income. The new deduction — referred to as the Section 199A deduction or the deduction for qualified business income […]

Help End Easy Tax Hikes

In just a couple of months, Oregonians will be voting on Measure 104, one of the most important issues to ever hit our state. Measure 104 ensures that any legislation that raises revenue requires a three-fifths majority vote. This includes fees or the elimination of tax exemptions, deductions or credits – making it clear that Oregonians […]

Issues Impacting Oregon Businesses

How are Oregon businesses impacted by tariff policies? OSCC has heard concerns from individual Chambers about the impacts of recent tariff policies on Oregon businesses. To date, China, the EU, Mexico and Canada have already retaliated or announced plans to retaliate with billions of dollars in tariffs on American-made products. The potential impacts to Oregon businesses […]