Advocacy Updates


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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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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