Advocacy Updates


Major Changes in the Oregon Legislature



Several familiar faces in the Oregon Legislature have announced career shifts in recent months. The turnover at this stage midway through a term is unprecedented. It will significantly impact the 2018 legislative session and subsequent elections. Here is what we know. House of Representatives: Representative Ann Lininger (D-Lake Oswego) resigned in August to pursue a […]

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‘Cap & Trade’ Debate Imminent for 2018



As we start our preparations for the 2018 legislative session, we believe that ‘Cap & Trade’ will be the issue with the largest implications for Oregon’s business community. A $700 million annual tax levied on just over 100 companies will have significant impacts on business operations for those companies as well as substantial impacts on energy […]

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2017 Legislative Recap and Report Card



As summer is officially over and we have just completed the first Legislative Days preparing for the 2018 session, we are taking a moment to look back at the 2017 session. OSCC was very engaged on our Legislative Priorities. We have compiled a recap of those issues most pertinent to our Priorities, as well as […]

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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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