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Columbia CEO: GOP Tax Plan Could Hurt Oregon Workers


Columbia Sportswear Co. Chief Executive Tim Boyle addresses civic and business leaders at a Salem Area Chamber of Commerce lunch Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

Columbia Sportswear Co. Chief Executive Tim Boyle addresses civic and business leaders at a Salem Area Chamber of Commerce lunch Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.

Jonathan Bach/Statesman Journal

Columbia Sportswear Chief Executive Tim Boyle said congressional Republicans’ proposed tax overhaul could mean higher taxes for Oregon employees if, under the changes, they can no longer deduct state income taxes from their federal tax bill.

The remarks came in an interview after Boyle addressed a crowd of business and civic leaders Monday at a lunch in downtown Salem.

In town for the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce event, Boyle touched on the GOP tax plan, his apparel company’s revamped marketing strategy and a recent controversy over whether one of Columbia’s subsidiaries, Sorel, will move out of downtown Portland because of the city’s homeless problem.

Boyle says it’s still unclear how the GOP’s proposed changes will affect his business.

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.

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