OSCC Endorses Lou Ogden for BOLI Commissioner

Dear OSCC members and colleagues – The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) announced today that the Board of Directors has endorsed Lou Ogden for Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) Commissioner. At its meeting on Friday, April 13th, the Board unanimously voted to endorse Ogden for the position of Labor Commissioner. The statewide election […]

2018 Celebrate Tualatin Winners!

Wow! Celebrate Tualatin is one of our favorite events for so many reasons! We are humbled and honored to have so many outstanding members. We think all who attended can attest that last week we had a positive, uplifting, and humorous afternoon together. Thank you to all the nominees, sponsors, and volunteers for making this […]

Governor’s Marketplace – What You Need to Know

What is the Governor’s Marketplace? It is two days of in-depth, multi-track training and intensive networking with the goal of arming local businesses with resources and services to start, sustain, and thrive. Why should you care? The State of Oregon spends billions of dollars annually on purchasing goods and services; but some of those dollars are spent out of state. Let’s work […]

OSCC 2018 Legislative Session Report

The 2018 Oregon legislature lasted for 27 days (Feb 5 – March 4) and adjourned a full eight days before the constitutional deadline. There were no budget or policy emergencies that the legislature needed to immediately address. The February revenue forecast projected an additional $99 million of discretionary income, and the state budget was very […]

Final 2018 Legislative Report

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) provides us with fantastic updates about the 2018 Oregon legislative session. Here is a full accounting of the 2018 bills that OSCC worked on or monitored this session: ‘Cap and Trade’ (HB 4001 / SB 1507) Proposed legislation would have capped industrial emissions at 25,000 metric tons per entity […]

2018 Legislative Report – Week 4

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce provides us with fantastic updates about the 2018 Oregon legislative session: We are now entering the homestretch of the 2018 session. Although the Constitutional end date to this session is Sunday March 11th, we would be very surprised if the session lasted past Monday, March 5th. There is, quite simply, […]

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 […]