2017 Legislative Report – Week 16

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – Here’s a Week 16 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. The biggest issue of Week 16 was the release of the May revenue forecast, which historically has signaled the ‘home stretch’ of the legislative session. The reason the May forecast is so important is because it informs […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 15

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – Here’s a week 15 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. Key Labor Bills: Predictive Scheduling: SB 828 implements predictive scheduling for food service, retail and hospitality businesses. As part of the bill, business is seeking a total, permanent statewide ban on local scheduling mandates. Unions are coalescing […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 14

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – Week 14 of the 2017 Oregon legislature was perhaps the quietest of the session to date. Policy bills are largely lying dormant. The biggest issue of the week was undoubtedly the House Democratic Leadership’s announcement of their 2017 ‘Tax and Fiscal’ Plan. The plan outline? $400 million in undefined […]

Business Opportunities Increasing for Major Water Program

News Release April 25, 2017 Contact: Marlys Mock Media and Community Relations Coordinator Willamette Water Supply Program 503-941-4563 Info@OurReliableWater.org The Willamette Water Supply Program (Program), a drinking water infrastructure partnership between the Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro, has released its baseline design and construction schedule – a milestone that sets a […]

Win new LED lighting in PGE sweepstakes

Talk to Portland General Electric, and your business could win up to $1,000 for an energy-efficient LED lighting upgrade or other qualifying energy improvements. Just sign up for a free, no-obligation energy-efficiency consultation by June 15, 2017, and you could be one of 10 lucky winners in this energy-efficiency sweepstakes. Through a free consultation, a […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 13

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – There are very few real bills of consequence to OSCC members that are still under consideration. The biggest issues still outstanding are (1) business taxes, (2) transportation funding, (3) predictive scheduling legislation, and (4) increased DEQ fees that would help implement a new regulatory scheme – ‘Cleaner Air Oregon’ […]