2017 Legislative Report – Week 15



Here’s a week 15 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. Key Labor Bills: Predictive Scheduling: SB 828 implements predictive scheduling for food service, retail and hospitality businesses. As part of the bill, business is seeking a total, permanent statewide ban on local scheduling mandates. Unions are coalescing to try and pass this bill […]

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Chambers learn tips for strong advocacy programs at Regional Meeting



Energy was high at the Eastern Oregon Regional Meeting held on Friday, April 21st. The eleven Chambers represented shared their experiences and discussed how to create stronger advocacy programs. Chambers and Board members from throughout the region participated, including Hermiston, Umatilla, Ontario, Boardman, Pendleton, and Heppner. OSCC Board members from Tualatin, North Clackamas, Silverton, Hermiston, […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 14



Week 14 of the 2017 Oregon legislature was perhaps the quietest of the session to date. Policy bills are largely lying dormant. The biggest issue of the week was undoubtedly the House Democratic Leadership’s announcement of their 2017 ‘Tax and Fiscal’ Plan. The plan outline? $400 million in undefined state government cost containment strategies (PERS, […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 13



There are very few real bills of consequence to OSCC members that are still under consideration. The biggest issues still outstanding are (1) business taxes, (2) transportation funding, (3) predictive scheduling legislation, and (4) increased DEQ fees that would help implement a new regulatory scheme – ‘Cleaner Air Oregon’ – that OSCC is opposing. In […]

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