• Advocacy Updates

    Updates on advocacy efforts that OSCC is involved in
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    Monday, April 24, 2017
    The April 18th committee deadline is now behind us. We know everything that’s in play. All in all, OSCC members are in far better shape than in previous sessions. Read more
    Monday, April 17, 2017
    We are going to take a pause this week and let things settle. Read more
    Monday, April 10, 2017
    So much for big deadlines. The first major deadline produced almost no changes to OSCC’s outlook for the week. Read more
    Monday, April 3, 2017
    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. Read more
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    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. Read more
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    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. Read more
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    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. Read more
    Monday, March 6, 2017
    The 2017 Oregon legislature forged into familiar territory last week with orchestrated hearings on legislation that is opposed and hotly contested by the business community – predictive scheduling (SB 828), removal of non-economic damage limits in lawsuits (SB 487), and a slew of bills regulating carbon emissions. Read more
    Thursday, March 2, 2017
    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 hearings on issues that will generally have a negative impact on business if passed. OSCC will keep members apprised as these issues and hearings start to populate committee schedules. Read more
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    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 up controversial anti-business legislation to date, while both the House and Senate Revenue Committee are exploring tax issues that have significant impact on the business community. Read more
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