The Oregon Small Business Council issued the following release today after signing on as an official coalition partner of the Vote Yes for Oregon campaign.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The Oregon Small Business Council today endorsed a Yes vote on Oregon Ballot Measures 66 and 67, citing the importance of preserving essential services and the soft impact the measures have on small business.

“These measures are necessary footholds to maintain vital services in tough times,” said OSBC Board Chair Mark Kellenbeck of Cascade Management in Grants Pass. “Small businesses will be minimally impacted while more dollars spent will remain in Oregon.”
Measure 66 raises the personal income tax on households reporting more than $250,000 in annual income. Measure 67 fairly increases the corporate minimum tax to keep more dollars in Oregon while protecting small employers from any job-killing effects.
“As small businesses continue to create jobs around the state,” Kellenbeck continued, “these measures will ensure our employees and their families a sound education, public safety, health care and other essential services needed to secure our state’s economic recovery.
The Oregon Small Business Council is a statewide nonprofit organization providing advocacy, networking and education for small business owners.