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Archive for January, 2015

Portland halts Street Tax plan.

The Oregonian Small Business Association has been involved with many others against the $50 million dollar Portland Street Tax proposal.  The Portland Street Tax has taken many forms over the past few months ranging from  a business-burden heavy plan to an income tax plan.   Recently the City of Portland has called off the plan and […]

NW port slowdown causing economic damage

Delays at West Coast ports, including Northwest ports, have reached a critical point and threaten regional economies, according to recent news reports. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents 29 West Coast port employers, has been locked in contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) since July of last year. That’s when […]

OSBA Street Tax poll in Portland Tribune

OSBA was featured in the Portland Tribune for their poll on the Portland Street Tax.   The poll helped showcase that voters want the right to vote on any new street taxes that will hurt small businesses and working families. Here is what the Portland Tribune (12/2/14) said… A new poll says most Portlanders are against […]