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The House and Senate environment committees held a joint meeting during Legislative Days to discuss Cap-and-Trade proposals. Senator Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) and Representative Ken Helm (D-Beaverton) unveiled bill drafts for legislation they hope to pursue during the 2018 Session. The drafts, currently labeled as LC 44 in the Senate (click here to see) ... Read More
The data breaches work group formed last year by Senator Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) and Representative Paul Holvey (D-Eugene) met during Legislative days last week to discuss a new bill draft from Representative Holvey as well as a recently revised draft of Senator Prozanski’s bill. The conversation was heated at times, reflecting the stakes for ... Read More
The federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed in December by President Trump, contains important provisions that should make Oregon companies more competitive and boost Oregon’s economy. Unfortunately, during Legislative Days hearings, some Legislators showed interest in trying to roll back some of the benefits by separating Oregon from portions of the ... Read More

SAIF reserves will not be part of any legislation moved during the 2018 Session to reduce the Public Employees Retirement System's (PERS) $25 billion unfunded actuarial liability (UAL).

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The Oregon Retirement Savings Program, operated under the name OregonSaves, is now active for all employers with 100 employees or more who do not offer a retirement plan. 

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) will hold its annual meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 12, at the Salem Convention Center.

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Megan Chrisman has joined Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) as Senior Associate for Legislative Affairs. Megan brings expertise in policy and politics to OBI and will play an important role in assisting our policy managers with research, planning and messaging.

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The Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) has published its final rules on daily and weekly overtime relating to manufacturing establishments, bringing clarity to a dispute that started in 2016.

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The Oregon Legislature will have some noticeable differences for the 2018 Short Session, especially considering there were no Legislative elections in 2017.

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Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) will hold its annual meeting Monday afternoon, February 12, at the Salem Convention Center. 

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