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 […]

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’ […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 12

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – The April 18th committee deadline is now behind us. We know everything that’s in play. All in all, OSCC members are in far better shape than in previous sessions. Yes, there are a handful of threats to the general business community – predictive scheduling, taxes, and a ‘Cleaner Air […]

Tualatin not among top three finishers in America’s Best Communities competition

Tualatin’s dream run to the final round of the nationwide America’s Best Communities competition came to a frustrating finish Wednesday afternoon, April 19, in Denver, as the city was not named among the three prize-winners. Tualatin was left off the podium as country musician Vince Gill announced Huntington, W.Va., had won first place, with a […]

Refer Two, It’s Free For You!

2017 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – RUNS APRIL 1 – MAY 31, 2017 Sign up TWO businesses of equal or great value to your membership and receive your next year’s membership for FREE! Sign up ONE new member during the Membership Drive and you will earn a $25 Chamber Credit you can use towards a Chamber event. […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 10

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – So much for big deadlines. The first major deadline produced almost no changes to OSCC’s outlook for the week. All bills needed to be scheduled for a vote in their original committee by Friday, April 7th. Nearly every single bad bill was scheduled. Almost nothing fell off of our […]