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|Friday, May 04, 2012|
Portland Mayor Sam Adams released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
The total general fund, discretionary budget is around $400 million. It reduces general fund spending by $14.7 million. The proposed budget does not tap into the city's reserves, however, something Adams says would have threatened the AAA bond rating that keeps interest rates low on bond sales.
Adams says the cuts are required because of the lingering recession that has reduced property tax, business license and other general fund collections. Adams says the cuts are not as steep as they might have been because the City Council has reduced spending since the recession began in 2008.
In a last-minute decision, Adams is proposing to give $7.5 million to school districts within the city limits to help offset proposed budget cuts, including $5 million to the Portland Public Schools. Of that amount, $7 million comes from the general fund and $500,000 from other sources.
Read more at The Portland Tribune.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex fast changing business environment.
Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The CEO of Axiom EPM, Peri Pierone, and the co-founder of McMenamins, Mike McMenamin, share their recent reads.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Oregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
How serious a problem is climate change? Readers want to have their cake and eat it, too.
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