Advocacy Updates


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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2017 Legislative Report – Week 11



We are going to take a pause this week and let things settle. Monday and Tuesday are going to be the single busiest set of days for committees as they rush to pass bills to beat the Tuesday deadline (all bills must pass out of their original committee by Tuesday at 11:59 pm). At this […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 10



So much for big deadlines. The first major deadline produced almost no changes to OSCC’s outlook for the week. All bills needed to be scheduled for a vote in their original committee by Friday, April 7th. Nearly every single bad bill was scheduled. Almost nothing fell off of our radar. Committee chairs just couldn’t bring […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 9



The next 2 ½ weeks are traditionally among the most important of the legislative session. This is where we start to see bills formally die, which means OSCC can focus on areas of most importance during the second half of the session. All bills must be scheduled for a vote in their original committee by […]

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