Bend Business Roundup 4-19-19

Bend Business Roundup 4-19-19

Happy Friday,

Here’s some stuff you might like.

Business: The Oregon Senate declined to limit the supply of legal marijuana(of which there is apparently an oversupply but don’t underestimate the consumption capacity of Eugene, guys), with one Democrat saying of the proposal to limit that it was “socialism” and “a stab at capitalism in pure form.” Now, let’s apply this newfound respect for capitalism and aversion to socialism to other issues, like housing supply and business regulations, shall we?

Law: If you employ people in Oregon, as of January 31 you have new legal obligations pertaining to sexual harassment due to the Workplace Fairness Act. It’s worth a quick read of this piece to get a sense of what’s going on.

Politics: Politico, a big-time national online political website, has published a lengthy piece on my former boss, Congressman Greg Walden. If you live anywhere east of the Cascades in Oregon (or in Jackson or parts of Josephine counties), Greg’s your congressman. The piece attempts to paint a picture of Greg moving “away” from President Trump on some votes, including a vote to bar the President from invoking an emergency to build a border wall. To me, this is just Greg being what he’s always been: a thoughtful, mainstream conservative who believes in upholding the Constitution. He was doing it while Trump was still a Democrat, and I hope he’ll do it for a long time to come.

Et cetera: Back in the summer of 2010, I hatched this elaborate plan to propose to Anna, who is now somehow my wife. Plan A: propose near the summit of Broken Top (road was still closed). Plan B: propose at the top of a trail near Elk Lake (swarm of mosquitos). Plan C: propose at camp site at Sparks Lake (nearby, drunken young dudes hurling axes and screaming obscenities but I didn’t have a Plan D so I went ahead and did it and she said yes). Anyway, those dudes will soon have another ax-throwing and drinking spot right here in Bend.

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Have a great weekend!

Jeff started EagerLaw PC to help Oregon entrepreneurs succeed in business. Jeff worked in Washington, D.C. for Oregon Congressman Greg Walden, served as Mayor of the City of Bend, and has been practicing law in Oregon for over a decade. Jeff believes strongly in entrepreneurship and enjoys making the legal side of business transparent and easy for his clients.


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