Cap & Trade Amendment Update

Last night, Cap & Trade House Bill 4001 was considered in the House Rules Committee. The new amendment to the bill, introduced by House Speaker Tina Kotek, gives complete authority to DEQ to develop a Cap & Trade system with no legislative oversight. It is even worse than the original bill. The amendment ignores calls for an open process […]

HealthMarkets Canby Grand Opening – First of Its Kind Retail Store Front for Health Insurance

Kris Sallee 503-678-5768 c / 503-263-8200 o / ksallee@healthmarkets.com HEALTHMARKETS CANBY GRAND OPENING – FIRST OF ITS KIND RETAIL STORE FRONT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE   CANBY, OR – HealthMarkets® Insurance Agency will open its doors to the community on March 1st as the first retail store front for health insurance and Medicare in the area and […]

2018 Legislative Report – Week 3

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce provides us with fantastic updates about the 2018 Oregon legislative session: We are now two weeks into the 5-week 2018 session. In our view, the pace of the session appears to be slowing down this week with fewer committee hearings and generally less activity. The insanity of the first two weeks […]

“In Good Faith” – A Conversation About Religious Difference in Oregon

Nathanael Andreini, Director of Education, Washington County Museum (503) 645-5353 x133   nandreini@washingtoncountymuseum.org “In Good Faith” – A Conversation About Religious Difference in Oregon In partnership with Oregon Humanities, the Washington County Museum has organized a facilitated conversation exploring religious difference in Oregon. Writer and former chaplain Elizabeth Harlan-Ferlo will lead participants in examining the tools we […]

2018 Legislative Report – Week 2

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce provides us with fantastic updates about the 2018 Oregon legislative session: In our view, there were four major developments in the early going: The opponents of ‘Cap & Trade’, including OSCC, performed very well during the marathon public hearings on Wednesday. Not only was the quality of the testimony outstanding (including […]

2018 Legislative Report – Week 1

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce provides us with fantastic updates about the 2018 Oregon legislative session: Here is some key backdrop information that Chamber members need to know: The budget is relatively stable, thanks in large part to the recent passage of Measure 101.  There does not appear to be any pending budget crisis that […]