Oregon Tax Plan Released

We know there is widespread anticipation and concern regarding the new $2 billion business tax being promoted by legislative leadership. Thursday evening, the detailed plan was finally made public. Detailed Tax Plan At a high level, it is a 0.49% gross receipts tax with a 25% deduction for either business inputs or labor costs, whichever […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 11

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) By Tuesday, April 9th, all bills need to be voted out of their original committee in order to survive. This is the turning point of the session. Priorities get whittled down and the playing field becomes clearer as extraneous legislation falls by the wayside. We will know much more on […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 10

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) We’ve passed the first major deadline of the 2019 legislative session. Bills needed to have been scheduled for committee votes by the end of this past Friday in order to stay alive. By Tuesday, April 9th, all bills need to actually be voted out of their original committee in order […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 9

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) The next two-and-a-half weeks will be the toughest weeks of the session. Looming deadlines mean that all 3,000 of the bills currently introduced will be in play as advocates rush to meet deadlines that mean life or death for their legislation. Bills need to be posted for committee votes by […]

Thank You for 2019 Celebrate Tualatin!

  It’s hard to imagine a more heart-warming and positive event than our Celebrate Tualatin – Business Excellence Awards. Every year we have the opportunity to thank the often unsung heroes of the Tualatin business community. Congratulations again to all of our winners and nominees. Without an outstanding team, this event would not have been […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 7

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) What a week! First off, Senate President Peter Courtney takes a 10-day ‘medical leave’ to deal with the stress of the session and its impact on his Grave’s Disease. There is wide speculation that he may not return. We aren’t able to separate fact from fiction at this point, so […]