Advocacy Updates


2016 Election Results – Measure 97 Defeated



OSCC Members and Colleagues – We did it! Measure 97 failed with a 59% No vote. Chambers should be very proud of this accomplishment. We were a driving force behind the grassroots engagement in defeating this Measure. As Chamber leaders we have a unique challenge and opportunity to impact public policy in a positive way […]

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Measure 97 would cost us more



Measure 97 would cost us more. Now is the time to vote NO. If passed, Measure 97’s badly designed tax on sales – not profits –would increase costs on everything from food, utilities, phone service, cable, internet service to cars, insurance, medicine and healthcare.  The cost to the typical household would be $600 per year […]

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OSCC Legislative Update – September 2016



OSCC Membership and Colleagues: The House and Senate Revenue Committees met to preview all of the tax credits that are set to expire next year unless renewed by the Oregon Legislature. Let us know which, if any, of the following tax credits are integral to your local community. Economic Development Credits: 1. Qualified Research & […]

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OSCC Government Affairs Update – April 2016



Dear OSCC Members & Colleagues: We want to bring four things to your attention that may be of interest to you and your members. First, attached please find the OSCC 2015-16 Legislative Scorecard.  This gives you, your board, your government affairs committee and general membership a way to gauge the support of your local legislators […]

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