Advocacy Updates


2017 Legislative Report – Week 16



Here’s a Week 16 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. The biggest issue of Week 16 was the release of the May revenue forecast, which historically has signaled the ‘home stretch’ of the legislative session. The reason the May forecast is so important is because it informs the legislature of the amount of […]

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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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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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2017 Legislative Report – Week 12



The April 18th committee deadline is now behind us. We know everything that’s in play. All in all, OSCC members are in far better shape than in previous sessions. Yes, there are a handful of threats to the general business community – predictive scheduling, taxes, and a ‘Cleaner Air Oregon’ regulatory scheme that could threaten […]

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