• Advocacy Updates

    Updates on advocacy efforts that OSCC is involved in
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    Monday, April 8, 2019
    By Tuesday, April 9th, all bills need to be voted out of their original committee in order to survive. This is the turning point of the session. Priorities get whittled down and the playing field becomes clearer as extraneous legislation falls by the wayside. We will know much more on Wednesday morning as committees will work into the evening up until the very last moments on Tuesday evening. Read more
    Monday, April 1, 2019
    We've passed the first major deadline of the 2019 legislative session. Bills needed to have been scheduled for committee votes by the end of this past Friday in order to stay alive. By Tuesday, April 9th, all bills need to actually be voted out of their original committee in order to survive. At this point, it looks like about half of all legislation is now dead. Read more
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    The next two-and-a-half weeks will be the toughest weeks of the session. Looming deadlines mean that all 3,000 of the bills currently introduced will be in play as advocates rush to meet deadlines that mean life or death for their legislation. Read more
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    This is the week that Senate President Peter Courtney is slated to return to the legislature from his 10-day 'medical leave.' Many have speculated that President Courtney will take the opportunity to step away from leadership and the legislature, but we have no reason to believe this is the case. We expect him to return. Read more
    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    We want to update you on the tax discussions that are taking place now. The Joint Student Success Committee (Revenue Subcommittee) is considering various options to raise $2 billion per biennium from the business community for K-12 and other education initiatives. Read more
    Monday, March 11, 2019
    What a week! First off, Senate President Peter Courtney takes a 10-day 'medical leave' to deal with the stress of the session and its impact on his Grave's Disease. There is wide speculation that he may not return. We aren't able to separate fact from fiction at this point, so our assumption is that he will return. If he does not return, the trajectory of the session and the Democrats' ability to pass major progressive legislative priorities is certainly imperiled. Read more
    Monday, March 4, 2019
    The legislature continues to be a very tumultuous and uncertain place. The Senate is currently mired in a leadership struggle as a handful of progressive Democrats and some Republicans are looking to topple Senate President Peter Courtney. This leadership struggle is taking up precious bandwidth in the Senate and is bogging down the process as Senators are more focused on the leadership issues than anything else. Read more
    Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Mid-Week Legislative Update for February 27, 2019 Read more
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    The legislature is a very tumultuous and uncertain place right now. The issues of workplace harassment and a constant string of lawsuits and news stories targeting legislative leadership for inadequately addressing sexual harassment complaints is taking a toll. People are on edge. Read more
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Some important developments happening now: Read more
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