Nike http://nwpr.org en Republicans Fail In Attempt To Extend 'Nike Deal' To Other Businesses http://nwpr.org/post/republicans-fail-attempt-extend-nike-deal-other-businesses <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061213CL_nikedeal_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers have turned away an attempt to expand a tax deal offered to athletic apparel giant Nike last year. Democrats in the Oregon Senate Wednesday rejected a Republican measure to freeze the way taxes are calculated on businesses.<p>Last December, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called a one-day special legislative session. The sole purpose: To craft a measure that gave Oregon-based Nike so-called "tax certainty." Their tax rate isn't guaranteed. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:05:19 +0000 Person: Chris Lehman 29234 at http://nwpr.org Republicans Fail In Attempt To Extend 'Nike Deal' To Other Businesses Oregon Lawmakers Pass Bill To Give Nike Special Tax Status http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-pass-bill-give-nike-special-tax-status <p>The Special Session of the Oregon legislature lasted just one day. The unusual lame-duck gathering Saturday was meant to assure sports apparel giant Nike that the state would not change the way it calculates income taxes for the Oregon-based company. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:20:30 +0000 Chris Lehman 19914 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Legislature Passes 'Nike Bill' http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-legislature-passes-nike-bill <p></p><p>The Oregon Legislature has approved a bill designed to give sports apparel maker Nike special tax status. Gov. John Kitzhaber called the legislature into special session in order to act quickly to ensure the Beaverton-based company didn't locate a major expansion in another state. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 02:35:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 19848 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Legislature Passes 'Nike Bill' Oregon Lawmakers Mull Nike Proposal In Special Session http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-mull-nike-proposal-special-session <p></p><p>Oregon lawmakers are meeting in a rare special session to consider a proposal to give Nike a unique tax deal. The measure has passed out of committee but its ultimate fate remains unclear Friday afternoon. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:36:34 +0000 Chris Lehman & 19842 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Mull Nike Proposal In Special Session Protestors Urge Oregon Lawmakers To Reject Nike Bill http://nwpr.org/post/protestors-urge-oregon-lawmakers-reject-nike-bill <p></p><p>Protesters outside the Oregon capitol building Friday are urging lawmakers to reject a bill to give Nike special tax status.&nbsp;Lawmakers are meeting in special session to consider the measure. It would allow the governor to freeze the way Oregon calculates the shoe giant’s corporate income taxes. In exchange, the Beaverton-based company would promise to invest at least $150 million and expand by at least 500 jobs in Oregon. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:27:21 +0000 Chris Lehman 19841 at http://nwpr.org Protestors Urge Oregon Lawmakers To Reject Nike Bill Nike Proposal Cheered, Jeered At First Hearing http://nwpr.org/post/nike-proposal-cheered-jeered-first-hearing <p></p><p>The proposal to give Nike certainty on the way its Oregon income taxes are calculated is winning both cheers and jeers at the state capitol. Lawmakers and interest groups are suggesting several changes to Gov. John Kitzhaber's plan, which will come before a special session of the legislature Friday. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:10:01 +0000 Chris Lehman 19777 at http://nwpr.org Nike Proposal Cheered, Jeered At First Hearing Nike Drops Paterno Name From Child Care Facility http://nwpr.org/post/nike-drops-paterno-name-child-care-facility <p>Shoe giant Nike is dropping the name Joe Paterno from the childcare facility at the company&#39;s Beaverton headquarters. It&#39;s more fall-out from a new report saying Paterno and other Penn State officials hid critical information about child sex abuse. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:01:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty 11539 at http://nwpr.org Nike Drops Paterno Name From Child Care Facility Oregon Ethics Panel Okays Nike Discounts For Public Officials http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-ethics-panel-okays-nike-discounts-public-officials <p>Elected officials in Oregon are not violating ethics rules if they shop for discounted shoes and apparel at a store meant for Nike employees. That&rsquo;s the ruling Friday from Oregon Government Ethics Commission.</p><p>Nike runs a store just for employees at its Beaverton headquarters. The shop features popular Nike products at wholesale prices. Last month a lobbyist for Nike wrote the Ethics Commission to ask whether government officials would run afoul of state ethics laws if they accepted passes to visit the store. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 23:55:00 +0000 Chris Lehman 9318 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Ethics Panel Okays Nike Discounts For Public Officials