‘Anti-business’ bills pass

Three of the six bills business groups considered “retribution” pass through the Legislature.

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Business groups spoke out against six bills during the recent legislative session, calling the bills “retribution” for their opposition to the tax increases.

Three of the bills managed to pass, bills focused on credit union deposits, mortgage banks and imitation ballots. The other three never made it out of the session.

Among [the business groups] were Associated Oregon Industries, the state’s largest business lobbying organization, and the Oregon affiliate of the National Federation of Independent Business.

“The ramifications for each of these measures are severe, and we don’t believe it is appropriate for any of these items to be considered in the abbreviated February session,” the letter from the Alliance of Oregon’s Business Associations said.

Read the full story at the Statesman Journal.

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