Advocacy Updates


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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2017 Legislative Report – Week 8



To date, the 2017 legislative session has been one of the slowest moving sessions in recent history. Discussions on solving the state’s budget deficit and funding a comprehensive transportation plan have seemingly utilized nearly all of the legislature’s bandwidth. Very little else is moving. We have long felt that in light of the aggressive anti-business […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 7



The 2017 legislative session is very slowly gaining focus and momentum. The big, defining political discussions of 2017 around the budget (how to solve the state’s $1.8 billion budget gap) and transportation (how to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package) are really just now starting to take shape. But outside of those two major discussions, […]

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2017 Legislative Report – Week 6



We’ll start with some great news this week … In a highly anticipated court decision, the Multnomah County Circuit Court ruled against the new BOLI interpretation of Oregon’s daily overtime statute for manufacturers in the Portland Specialty Baking case. As you’ll recall, BOLI’s new interpretation of Oregon’s daily overtime statute was that manufacturing employers were […]

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Register now for Chamber Day at the Capitol



Join us for a day of legislative advocacy in action. Chamber Day at the Capitol is scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017. Presentations from legislative leaders, action and mobilization strategy training and an update on OSCC legislative priorities will take place during the morning session from 8am-12:00pm. The second part of the day will be […]

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