OBA President Ryan Deckert attended President Obama’s speech at Intel Friday morning, where Obama spoke about investing in research and technology, job creation, and education. When interviewed by Jeff Mapes with The Oregonian, Deckert said that he hopes the publicity from the President’s visit will help spur other companies to consider locating to Oregon. Click here for the full article.
Deckert also weighed in Monday on the proposed “kicker” bill, sponsored by Senators Frank Morse and Ginny Burdick, which would send half of the kicker refunds into a rainy day fund. To read more about the bill and the reaction from the business community, click here.
Ore. lawmakers take first look at changing kicker