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OSCC Political Observations

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A message from Oregon State Chamber of Commerce…

“The most significant issue of the past week was the final passage of the ‘American Rescue Plan’ federal aid package that will send over $2.6 billion to the Oregon legislature to fill budget holes.
With all this money coming to the state, OSCC sounded the alarm that the Oregon Legislature is still looking to raise taxes on small businesses and working Oregonians. 
OSCC sounded the alarm on the following taxes:

  • SB 137 – Disconnect from Federal CARES Act tax benefits for Oregon businesses
  • SB 139 – Repeal of the Oregon Small Business Tax Cut 
  • HB 2253– Taxing PPP loans
  • HB 2839 – Disconnect from Federal CARES Act tax benefits for Oregon businesses

OSCC also called attention to important tax relief legislation:

  • SB 842 – Eliminates state taxes on federal stimulus checks

Finally, OSCC is looking to Friday, March 19th with a high degree of anticipation, as it is the first major deadline of the 2021 legislative session. All… Read the rest

Paycheck Protection Program Webinar

Have you heard?! There is a new COVID relief package!

A Message From…

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Join Me for a Paycheck Protection Program Webinar for Small Businesses and Non-Profits!
 
Dear Neighbor, I hope your new year is off to a good start and that you are entering 2021 healthy and safe. Before we embarked on the new year, Congress passed another COVID relief package which I was proud to help negotiate through my Problem Solvers Caucus. This package included a new round of the Paycheck Protection Program with hundreds of millions in funds allotted for small businesses and non-profits still struggling with the economic setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic. To answer your questions about this new round of relief, or perhaps your questions regarding loan forgiveness applications from the first round, I invite you to join me on Tuesday, January 19th from 8:00am PST to 9:30am PST for a small business webinar with representatives from the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center.
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Digital Food Drive by Precision Countertops

Chamber member Precision Countertops is hosting a digital food drive for Wilsonville Community Sharing!

A message from Precision Countertops:

Wilsonville Community Sharing is a non-profit social service agency that operates the local food bank and connects families in need with a variety of resources. This year, we are taking our annual food drive digital to help our community during this difficult season. Precision Countertops is matching donations up to $5000.

Wilsonville Community Sharing provides food to local residents in a welcoming environment. The mission is to leverage resources to eliminate hunger, empower opportunity and restore dignity.… Read the rest

Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update….

The Wilsonville Chamber advocates for business-friendly legislation at the local and state levels of government. We monitor public policy issues, so you can focus on your business, not government regulation.

The WACC Legislative Blog Report was created to serve as an important, bipartisan resource during the current Legislative Session. The Chamber’s goal is to report to our members with timely information to enable you to be well-informed and effectively involved in the legislative process.

2019 Legislative Report – Week 13

1.Revenue. As we’ve noted, there is currently over $5.67 billion in additional revenue proposals that are alive in the legislature. The crown jewel of the revenue proposals is HB 3427, the $2 billion gross receipts tax for K-12 and early education.… Read the rest

Advocacy Update: Guide for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

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Advocacy Update:

The Bureau of Oregon Labor & Industries released their concluding rules for employers and employees on Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature. The new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019, requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon’s ten other protected classes.

Guide for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Effective January 1, 2019, Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon’s ten other protected classes.

We believe this will be the most challenging human resources issue for most of our Chamber members over the next year.… Read the rest