March 25, 2015 - Sen. Hass, Rep. McLane: Historic Tech Tax upgrade

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation A rare bipartisan effort for a major tax reform has been advanced with SB 661 which aims to fix Oregon’s 1800’s tax structure that finds itself destroying 21st Century technology. Two lawmakers stand-out on this issue, State Senator Mark Hass who began and championed […]

March 13, 2024 - Wyden: Protecting food programs from hackers, thieves

Wyden, Fetterman, Cassidy and Bipartisan Members of Congress Introduce Enhanced Cybersecurity for SNAP Act to Secure Food Benefits Against Hackers and Thieves Reps. Kim and Lawler Lead House Version of Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to End Use of Insecure Magstripe EBT Cards, Require Encrypted Chip Technology BY U.S. Senator Ron Wyden […]

January 29, 2024 - Portland Construction & Demolition Recycler Recognized for Recovery Rates

GreenWay Recycling wins National Award after successful site update By GreenWay Recycling,   Portland, OR-January 19, 2024—GreenWay Recycling, a successful mixed construction and demolition sorting and processing facility in Northwest Portland, has received the Recycler of the Year Award from the Construction and Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA). The national award […]

September 7, 2023 - Bonamici: $6 Million Statewide to Enhance Cybersecurity

US Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Press Release, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Val Hoyle and Andrea Salinas announced Oregon would receive more than $6 million from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for crucial cybersecurity upgrades […]

April 24, 2023 - Capitol Update: Business bills 4/23

By Oregon Business & Industry Warehouse Bill HB 3568, which would broadly limit employers’ use of quotas and performance metrics in warehouse and distribution center operations, is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Committee on Rules April 18. OBI and others in the growing coalition against this bill […]

December 23, 2020 - How COVID is changing our buying habits

    By Josh Lehner, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, OK, this was fun. Willamette Week is out with a set of articles highlighting some of the sectors of the economy that are doing quite well this year, despite the pandemic and recession. My hat’s off the Aaron Mesh and […]

October 26, 2020 - Portland is falling apart

By John Jackson Originally featured in the Oregon Transformation Newsletter. I am not sure if Mayor Wheeler is sleeping while his apartment is burning. I ask myself as I look around the disaster of a city that used to be Portland: Is the mayor leading under the influence of political […]

April 25, 2019 - Fixing Oregon’s traffic disaster

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Cascade Policy Institute I’ve got a big family, which means we do a lot of laundry. With our old appliances, we were doing a load a day and there was a backlog of dirty clothes. When our old washer and dryer went kaput, we decided on […]

February 19, 2019 - How Oregonians spend their rising income

By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis The best economic news in recent years is the growth seen in household incomes. They are rising as we have more Oregonians employed who are working more hours and for higher pay. Oregon’s growth has been considerably stronger than what is experienced […]

August 15, 2017 - Oregon National Guard first in Army’s Net Zero Energy pilot program

Oregon Guard and solar panels: it’s electrifying! Via DVIDS Defense Video Imagery Distribution System As part of the Oregon Army National Guard’s (ORARNG) ongoing facility replacements and renovations, the Oregon Military Department (OMD) is adding photovoltaic (PV), or solar, systems to its installations.