2019 Celebrate Tualatin Nominees Announced!

  It’s official, our Celebrate Tualatin nominees are finalized! Our Celebrate Tualatin Nominating Committee had an amazing and uplifting meeting discussing all of the good these nominees have done in our community. Wow, our members are phenomenal. We limited our nominations to 3 in each category, but truthfully there are dozens more who deserve recognition. […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 5

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) The legislature is a very tumultuous and uncertain place right now. The issues of workplace harassment and a constant string of lawsuits and news stories targeting legislative leadership for inadequately addressing sexual harassment complaints is taking a toll. People are on edge. Last week, Representative Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) lost his […]

Oregon’s Office of Small Business Advocacy Releases 2018 Annual Report

SALEM, OR — Today, the Secretary of State Small Business Advocacy Team released their fifth Annual Report. The report provides high-level data regarding concerns and questions raised by businesses and nonprofits about state and local government throughout the 2018 calendar year. The Small Business Advocates are housed in the Office of Small Business Assistance, part of […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 4

We have now completed four weeks of the 2019 legislative session. No deadlines are imminent. Committees have a full two months to work on current legislation. New bills continue to dribble out at a very slow pace – about 1,800 pieces of legislation have been introduced so far. What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) Our observations […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 3

We have now completed three weeks of the 2019 legislative session.  The upcoming week appears to be an abbreviated week with several committees being cancelled or otherwise not scheduled to meet this week. What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) Two major bills are moving quickly – rent control (SB 608) and the first Medicaid funding bill (HB […]

Week 2 Legislative Session Update

Week 2 is of the 2019 legislature is in the books. What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) Very few new bills were introduced this past week….maybe another 100 or so, which is well under the pace we would have expected.  We suspect that Legislative Counsel is having difficulty keeping up with the workload. After two weeks, […]