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“The economy locally is probably doing a lot worse than what feels like right now, and that’s papered over to a degree by the federal funding that came in for small businesses and the boost in unemployment insurance…,” Eager said when asked about what he’s hearing from the local business community.
Eager brings his experience as an attorney and Bend City Council member to dissect some of the issues with the Bend Police Department’s union contract and how it makes it difficult to discipline and fire officers. He explains the state’s new corporate activity tax and why some business owners continue the fight against it in light of the economic downturn. We tackle some tough topics such as the role of government in society, the effect of social media on political culture and the future of local politics in Bend.
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