Advocacy Updates

2017 Legislative Report – Week 2

The 2017 legislative session has concluded its second week at a very cautious pace.  Only 200 or so additional bills were introduced in the past week, a far lesser amount than anticipated.  Committees are not yet diving into controversial issues.  But this week there are a handful of legislative committees that will be sticking their […]


Provide Feedback on Legislative Framework Budget

As you know from our discussions about the Governor’s and Legislative Framework budgets, Oregon’s legislature is required by law to adopt a balanced two year budget. It is no easy feat and requires difficult trade-offs between competing programs and services.  Here’s is your opportunity to tell the Legislature what really matters to you. Take a […]


2017 Legislative Report – Week 1

The 2017 legislative session is now underway in Oregon. Unlike the 2015 and 2016 sessions which started at an explosive pace with a flurry of anti-business legislation, the 2017 session has returned to historical norms with a slow start. The 2017 legislature will be driven by desire to balance a state budget that is in […]