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Join us for the 2017 Legislative Session Sneak Preview at the ABM

  Opening Keynote 8:30–9:30am 2017 Legislative Session Sneak Preview An insider preview on what business can expect in Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session from three long-time Oregon business lobbyists. Moderated by John Rakowitz, Director of Public and Strategic Affairs, AGC Oregon-Columbia … Continue reading

Jordan Cove Supporters Going Back to FERC

Jordan Cove LNG has finalized its optimized project design and intends to file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “While the decision on Friday was disappointing, we remain committed to this project,” said Betsy Spomer, CEO of Jordan … Continue reading

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Overtime Rule

On November 22, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule, which was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. As a result of this court order, implementation of the rule … Continue reading

OP-ED: 2016 elections are over – where do we go from here?

Nearly 50 years ago, another Republican President-elect, Richard Nixon, spoke of the “silent majority.” He described these Americans as a large and normally undemonstrative cross-section of the country that just went about their business. These Americans worked hard and didn’t … Continue reading

The Importance of Balance in Government

The Ancient Greeks spoke and wrote of the importance of balance. This concept embodied the ideals of excellence of character and soundness of mind, which when combined in one well-balanced individual leads to other qualities, such as temperance, moderation, prudence … Continue reading

OR Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Big River Const.

Oregon Court of Appeals Rules in Favor of Big River Construction, Affirming Lower Court’s Judgment Against the City of Tillamook Court affirms that the City of Tillamook Breached its Contract with Big River Construction Originally published by Schwabe, Williamson & … Continue reading

The Industry’s VOTE Matters!

A Message from AGC’s Executive Director Oregon voters begin receiving their ballots this week… The 2016 election cycle has been unlike any other. From House and Senate races to statewide races and initiative referrals, we are being inundated with television … Continue reading

OP-ED: Looking at the need for real tax reform in Oregon

Soon after these comments are published, Oregon voters will decide the fate of the second major proposal to reshape state taxation in less than a decade. But this month’s column isn’t focused solely on Measure 97 (although I will say … Continue reading

WSDOT Disparity Study Stakeholder Meeting

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is conducting a disparity study to examine its contracting practices and review its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. The disparity study seeks to determine whether minority- and women-owned firms have access to full … Continue reading

GOSH Conference Call for Nominations

Governor’s Occupational Safety and Health Conference March 6–9, 2017 Oregon Convention Center Award Categories Workplace Safety Program Association Safety Committee Safety and Health Advocate (Individual or Team) Safety and Health Professional (Industry Specific) Nominate Today Nomination Deadline October 23, 2016 … Continue reading


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