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Oregon Voters Could See More Community Rights Measures Going Forward

OPB/EarthFix | May 17, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The concept of community rights stems from the idea that local communities should have say over corporate projects that could cause local harm. 

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Corporate Tax Opponents Rake In Another $1.5 Million In Donations

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 2:42 p.m. | Portland

Opponents of Measure 97 continue on their torrid fundraising pace. Several major companies gave another $1.5 million to defeat a gross receipts tax on large corporations.

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Gov. Brown Would Prioritize Education Programs If Measure 97 Fails

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016 11:37 a.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown pointed to early childhood, K-12 programs and higher education as places she'd want to maintain funding if a corporate tax she supports fails at the ballot.

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OPB Politics Now: Fighting Corporate Taxes, GOP Convention Preview

OPB | July 15, 2016 9:38 a.m.

Opponents of a corporate tax measure in Oregon are raising big money to defeat it this fall. And OPB is headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. We have your primer.

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Bend-La Pine School District Votes To Oppose Statewide Tax Measure

OPB | July 14, 2016 7:15 p.m.

The ballot measure would tax large businesses to help fund education, among other things.

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OPB Poll: Oregon Voters Think Corporations Pay Too Little

OPB | March 15, 2016 4:04 p.m.

Oregon voters are worried about their own finances and skeptical of new taxes, according to a new poll. But they believe corporations pay too little.

Health | Business | Think Out Loud

State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | June 9, 2015 noon

Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.

Sustainability | Environment | Ecotrope

New Seasons Earns Sustainable Business Certification

Ecotrope | June 26, 2013 9:46 a.m.

Portland-based New Seasons Market has been recognized as the first grocery store in the world to earn B Corp certification.

Sustainability | Environment | Ecotrope

"Benefit Companies" Focused On Sustainability Now Legal In Oregon

Ecotrope | June 18, 2013 12:29 p.m.

Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a bill that allows companies to register as "benefit companies" in Oregon – businesses that offer environmental and social benefits in addition to making profits.