BRIEFLY Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans on Tuesday rushed toward a deal on a massive tax package that would reduce the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the corporate rate to a level slightly higher than what businesses and conservatives wanted. In a flurry of last-minute changes that could profoundly affect the pocketbooks of millions of Americans, House and Senate negotiators agreed to expand a deduction for state and local taxes to allow individuals to deduct income taxes as well as property taxes. The deduction is valuable to residents in high-tax states like New York, New Jersey and California. Negotiators also agreed to set the corporate income tax rate at 21 percent, said two congressional aides who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss private negotiations. Both the House bill and the Senate bill would have lowered the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. Business and conservative groups lobbied hard for the 20 percent corporate rate. Negotiators East Oregonian anything” to get them. A chorus of Democrats accused Trump of insinuations about Gillibrand that were unsavory at best. Nothing of the kind, retorted White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She said “there is no way that this is sexist at all,” and she suggested the tweet could be considered sexually charged “only if your mind is in the gutter.” Gillibrand, who had called for the president’s resignation a day earlier because of allegations of sexual misconduct, called his attack a “sexist smear attempting to silence my voice.” “I will not be silenced on this agreed to bump it up to 21 percent to help offset revenue losses from other tax breaks, the aides said. Trump says female senator ‘would do anything’ for money WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office “begging” for campaign contributions and “would do Page 7A issue,” she said. “Neither will the women who stood up to the president yesterday,” referring to those who have accused the president of sexual harassment. With nearly each week bringing new headlines about sexual misconduct forcing men from positions of power, the rising #MeToo movement has landed squarely at the front door of Trump’s White House. A handful of Democratic senators have called for his resignation, nearly 60 lawmakers are urging a congressional probe into his behavior and some of the 16 women who have accused Trump of harassment have resurfaced their stories. 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Join us and learn about the different programs and successes Community Counseling Solutions provides for our area. and successes Community Counseling Solutions provides for our area. WELCOMES 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Boardman Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to the Boardman Chamber of Commerce. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Boardman Chamber’s mission to “promote, support and develop tourism, business and enhancement of Boardman by building a strong partnership between business and community”. We look forward to our new board members sharing their fresh outlook, focus and dedication during their 2018-2020 term on the board. Renee Grace, Mid-Columbia Title Company Dora Reyna, Main Street Sinclair & Dino-mart Seth Whitmer, Columbia River Community Health Services Sarah Kimmel, Sam Boardman Elementary Boardman Chamber of Commerce would also like to say a very gratuitous “Thank You” to the board members leaving our board at the end of December. Their hard work and commitment to Boardman is undeniable, many of whom have served on the Boardman Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for many years. Anna Browne, OSU Youth Extension Maria Richards, REB Enterprises (Boardman Hardware) David Rodgers, Portland General Electric, Coal-fired Plant Emerald Lantis, Columbia River Community Health Services (2017 Board President—will be titled as Past President for 2018) Macario’s Mexican Restaurant will be serving delicious shredded beef Macario’s Mexican Restaurant will be serving delicious shredded and chicken enchiladas. beef and Mexican chicken enchiladas. Macario’s Restaurant will be serving delicious shredded beef Slide up up a seat, enjoy enjoy a delicious lunch, great presentation and Slide a seat, a delicious lunch, great presentation and and chicken enchiladas. opportunity to network. opportunity to network. Slide up a seat, enjoy a delicious lunch, great presentation and Lunch cost: cost: $12.00 per person, please RSVP to ensure adequate lunch adequate Lunch $12.00 per person, please RSVP to ensure opportunity network. lunch and to seating. and seating. 2018 Board Positions will be announced January 2018 Julie Gisi, Executive Director Lunch cost: $12.00 per person, please RSVP to ensure adequate lunch Please RSVP by Monday, December 18, 2017 by contacting : and seating. BUSINESS TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR Boardman Chamber of Commerce Please RSVP by Monday, December 18, 2017 by contacting : (541) 481-3014 or email@example.com Boardman Chamber of Commerce (541) 481-3014 or Please RSVP by firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, December 18, 2017 by contacting : Want to get caught up on recent HR regulations or policies? Not quite sure about HR rights or procedures with Marijuana use? Want new ideas on how to recognize, motivate and retain employees? This two session seminar may be just the thing to help you out! SHOP LOCAL! Boardman Chamber of Commerce Holidays are among (541) us, and we are 481-3014 or starting to see those every day reminders regarding shopping email@example.com time frames! Now is the time to also remember, our town has many places to shop. Groceries, gifts, dining and fuel, room accommodations for your visiting guests! Thursday, January 25, 2018 HR answers will be holding a two– session Seminar Show your support and “Shop Local” 9:00 a.m.— 12:00 p.m. will focus on HR information 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Will focus on employee retention When you do, bring your receipts to he Boardman Chamber office. Cost: 1/2 day - $200 Chamber Member • $250 Non - Chamber Member Full day - $350 Chamber Member • $400 Non - Chamber Member Unlimited amount of employees for each registration. November 25, 2017 until December 20, 2017. Each receipt brings you an opportunity to win a prize, donated from many of our local businesses. Register until January 8, 2018 at “Eventbrite” or contact Boardman Chamber (541) 481-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org Boardman Chamber of Commerce - 101 Olson Rd • Boardman OR 97818 (541) 481-3014 • email@example.com BOARDMAN ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET Friday, February 2, 2018 6:00 p.m. at the Port of Morrow Riverfront Center It is time to start thinking about all of the special people that stand out in Boardman. There are so many in Boardman that should be recognized for their dedication and commitment for our town, and we need your help! Let us know about that special neighbor, friend or co-worker. Award nomination forms are now available on Boardman Chamber of Commerce website: www.boardmanchamber.org Or contact Boardman Chamber of Commerce for a form, (541) 481-3014 or firstname.lastname@example.org ALL NOMINATIONS ARE WORTHWHILE! 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