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In recent testimony delivered before the Oregon Senate Environment and Natural Resource Committee by Dr. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. on Oregon’s SB80, published by cascade Policy Institute, Dr. Fruits stated the following.
Oregon currently has the second highest unemployment in the nation, just behind Michigan. Businesses are closing or relocating to states with friendlier business environments. Higher energy cost will only worsen an already poor business climate in Oregon and punish families currently struggling to make ends meet.
Download Dr. Fruits' full testimony HERE.
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