Nike http://kuow.org en Oregon Lawmakers Pass Bill To Give Nike Special Tax Status http://kuow.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-pass-bill-give-nike-special-tax-status SALEM, Ore. - Governor John Kitzhaber called the Special Session after he said Nike was being courted by other states for a major expansion. The Democrat said he wanted lawmakers to authorize the governor to extend Nike an offer: In exchange for freezing the way Oregon calculates its taxes for as long as 30 years, Nike would agree to spend at least $150 million in capital improvements and expand by at least 500 jobs. Lawmakers grumbled about the short timeframe to consider the proposal, but in the end relatively few voted against it. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:15:58 +0000 Chris Lehman 5228 at http://kuow.org