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The 2016 General Election What happens during the 2017 legislative session will depend on how voters consider a number of measures that will likely be on the November ballot. Most noteworthy of these is IP-28, which would create a state corporate receipts tax. Proponents of the measure claim it will create revenues needed to balance… Continue reading
Tuesday, March 8th was the deadline for legislative candidates to file for the 2016 elections. A review of the filings, indicates that the 2017 session will include a high degree of turnover in the Oregon House and a relatively static Senate. House Turnover: A total of 14 representatives will be retiring or seeking higher… Continue reading
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Lawmakers approached the February short session with a fundamental disagreement over what issues are appropriate for resolution in just 35 days. For this session, leadership sought to reduce the load by allowing each legislator to introduce only two bills. Nevertheless, legislators faced a wide range of well over 200 bills and a highly charged, divisive… Continue reading
In its fourth week, legislative budget writers issued a final packet of allocations and redistributions that spread a portion of the states projected ending fund balance among a handful of special projects and activities. Sine die which in Latin means adjournment without specifying a date for further meeting could be as early as… Continue reading
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With three weeks completed, the Legislature is well on its way toward adjourning possibly as early as next week. Both chambers are on one hour notice which means that the normal 24-hour notice requirement for committee work sessions has been shortened to just one hour. On Thursday, amid a raucous protest from those who… Continue reading