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Bend financial advisor Troy Reinhart of Bend says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold “Obama Care” will have a big impact to small businesses.  For one, he says some small business owners have told him they'll have to lower wages to compensate for the health insurance mandate.  And for businesses who hire a lot of temporary workers; they may have to re-think their strategy. 

 

"Temporary employees are employees less than 90 days; a typical ski season is about 180 days.  So they might hire 2 separate batches of workers.  You take someone like Mount Bachelor; they can't afford to provide health insurance to all those workers.  Either the price of a lift ticket goes way up or they find a way to manage it, because there aren't the margins in the ski industry for them to make that happen.”   Reinhart says he was very shocked when he learned of the Supreme Court ruling.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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