Guide for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Last month, the Bureau of Oregon Labor & Industries released their final rules for employers and employees on Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature. The new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019 requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of […]

Governor Introduces Proposed 2019-2021 Budget & Policy Agenda

On Wednesday, Governor Brown issued her proposed 2019-2021 budget and policy agenda. The Governor’s recommended budget includes $23.6 billion in spending, including $2 billion in new revenue for schools that would be raised in the 2019 session. The Governor also outlines a strategy to cover $623 million to fund the Medicaid budget, including provider taxes, cigarette taxes, […]

Democrats, Unions, Progressives Score Historic 2018 Midterm Victories in Oregon

Oregon’s dominant political coalition of progressive organizations scored resounding victories across the board on Election Night as they pushed nearly all of their candidates and ballot measures to victory. The victories were decisive and total. In addition to pushing Governor Brown to victory, the progressive coalition added one Democratic to their Senate majority and a whopping […]

Keep Our Groceries Tax-Free

Five times in the last 10 years there have been efforts to put a tax on groceries in Oregon. What you see day-in and day-out through your work and in our community brings home the need for us to act permanently to keep our groceries tax free in Oregon. We are supporting the effort called, […]

2018 Election Endorsements

August, 2018 (Tualatin, Ore.) -As stewards of a strong business climate, it is the responsibility of the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the interests of business are being represented in the political process. With more than 50% of Tualatin’s tax base paid for by the business community, we take this responsibility very seriously. […]

OSCC Board Endorses Measure 102

OSCC formally endorsed Measure 102 at the Board meeting last Friday. Measure 102 would lift the ban that currently exists on government working with non-profits and local businesses to build affordable housing with bond funds. This move aligns with the OSCC 2018 Legislative Priorities to increase the affordability and availability of workforce housing.

Oregon Transportation Commission Will Hear Tolling Recommendations Thursday

Contact: Dave Thompson, 503-860-8021 JOHN DAY — During its Aug. 16 meeting in John Day, the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) will consider the recommendations of its tolling advisory committee and will provide direction to ODOT on preparation of an application to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to implement tolling. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature directed […]