With revenues up $725 million, Oregon taxpayers should expect kicker in 2024, forecast says

The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) issued this week a quarterly economic forecast predicting higher wages increasing projected tax revenue will allow the state to recover more quickly from the recession, triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic than it did from The Great Recession of the early 2000s. Oregon’s[Read More…]

Washington Co. Chair Harrington floats idea of requiring proof of vaccination for indoor dining

File photo: Chas Hundley Following a Tuesday afternoon work session where Washington County Chair Kathryn Harrington said she would push for a closure of indoor dining in Washington County, the chair of Washington County’s board of commissioners has floated the idea of allowing indoor dining for vaccinated diners only.  In[Read More…]

Banks’ Main Street Salon is expanding

Melissa Polley stands in front of Main Street Salon. Photo: Chas Hundley Main Street Salon in Banks is expanding, spilling into a newly renovated room with a new entrance behind the current area where hair services are offered. With the expansion, owner Melissa Polley hopes to attract new technicians to[Read More…]

Oregon House passes bill to require diverse boards of directors for publicly-traded companies

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon House Democrats issued a news release announcing the passage of House Bill 3310A, which requires publicly-traded corporations to have a minimum number of directors who are women and members of underrepresented communities.  HB 331A is part of a concerted effort[Read More…]

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