Advocacy Updates


2017 Legislative Report – Week 4



The 2017 Oregon legislature is picking up steam and starting to delve into issues of general concern to the business community. On the positive side, legislators received welcome news as economic forecasters delivered a positive revenue forecast that may lessen the need for additional revenues. But on the negative side, committees have started to schedule […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 3



The 2017 Oregon legislature continues to plod along at a cautious pace. Again, only a few hundred additional bills were introduced in the past week, a far lesser amount than anticipated. Only a few committees are delving into controversial issues, but many of those are simply informational hearings. Only the House Business Committee has taken […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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