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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

IRS Updates & News Releases:

Below are summaries and links to the most recent headliners and news releases you and your clients might be interested in.  The title and summary are designed to give you a brief overview of the article’s content — the link to the full article is included with each summary. IRS Updates & News Releases

Measure 101 Brief

Measure 101 will be the subject of a special election on January 23rd. A “Yes” vote will preserve a 1.5% provider and health care insurance premium tax passed by the legislature during the 2017 session. A “No” vote will repeal the tax. At stake is between $222 and $333 million of state funding that is […]

Instructions for Bidding for Good

Ladies and Gentlemen, our online auction is LIVE!!! This year we are shaking things up, and our entire silent auction is going to be online. Our auction’s link is: www.biddingforgood.com/had2017 Just like always, our items will be displayed on November 3rd at our Holiday Auction. However, the bidding will be done online. (The best part […]

IRS Updates and News Releases:

Below are summaries and links to the most recent headliners and news releases you and your clients might be interested in.  The title and summary are designed to give you a brief overview of the article’s content — the link to the full article is included with each summary. IRS Updates and News Releases