Advocacy Updates


OSCC prepares for 2018 Legislative Session



As OSCC prepares for the upcoming 2018 Legislative Session, here are a few items to be aware of and ways you and your members can get involved. 2018 Legislative Priorities The Government Affairs Council approved the OSCC 2018 Legislative Priorities at their December 15th meeting. This will now go before the Board of Directors for […]

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Key Dates for 2018 Session



As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 session, you need to be aware of the key dates and timelines over the next two months. January 8 – LC drafts returned. All legislation that will be introduced in the 2018 session must be drafted and returned to legislators for review by Monday. January 10, 11, 12 […]

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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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