Chambers hear Legislative recap at Regional Meeting



Eight Chambers were represented at the Central Oregon Regional Meeting held Tuesday, July 25th. Chambers, Board and Government Affairs Committee members from throughout the region participated, including Bend, Klamath Falls, La Pine, Madras, Redmond, and Sunriver. OSCC Board members from Tillamook and North Clackamas also participated. The meeting began with a recap of the 2017 […]

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2017 OSCC Final Legislative Report



Unlike the 2015 and 2016 sessions which started at an explosive pace, the 2017 session returned to historical norms with a slow and cautious start. The two critical issues of the 2017 legislature were the need to balance a state budget that started in a $1.8 billion deficit as well as the need to pass […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 23



The legislature is now done. The Senate adjourned at noon on Friday and the House followed suit at 3:30 Friday afternoon. This is what happened in the final week of session that will impact local business communities. Labor Bills: BOLI Overtime Fix: House Bill 3458 was negotiated and passed with bipartisan majorities. It gives much […]

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OSCC Daily Legislative Update – July 6, 2017



Here’s a legislative update for today. We expect that the legislature will adjourn tonight. What’s happening: 1. We have defeated HB 2060-A which repealed the small business tax cut passed by the 2013 legislature. It would have been a direct $200 million tax increase on small business, but the Senate did not move forward with the legislation. […]

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