This update provides a brief summary of the gubernatorial and state legislative races in Oregon with a forecast for the 2019 legislative session.
Here is a brief update from your Government Relations Team:
- HECC recommends capital and operating budgets for the 2019-21 biennium
- Statewide measures qualify for the November general election ballot
- An election reminder for public employees
This update provides an overview of the legislative candidates for a number of key races as we approach the May 15, 2018 primary election in Oregon.
But first, a voter registration reminder: If you are not currently registered to vote, have moved since the last election, or wish to create or change your party affiliation, you can do so on the Oregon Secretary of State website: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/voteinor.aspx. In order to participate in the primary, you must register (and designate a party if you are currently unaffiliated[*]) by Tuesday, April 24.
The 2018 short session ended more than a week early when legislators called for sine die on March 3rd. This update provides information about:
- How OSU’s legislative priorities fared
- Bills of note
- What’s ahead as we prepare for the 2019 session
In this update
- A brief rundown after the first two weeks
- State Revenue Forecast
- University Lobby Day
- Bills of Note
This update provides a brief preview of the 2018 legislative session including appropriations and policy bills.
Government Relations Update
This update includes information about:
- Turnover in the legislature
- OSU Priorities for the 2018 short session
- November Legislative Days
- Longer term priorities leading into the 2019-21 biennial cycle
- Staffing changes in OSU Government Relations
With the adjournment of the 2017 legislative session last Friday afternoon, this issue provides a summary of the session, including:
- The big picture and a prognosis for the next year;
- How OSU’s legislative priorities fared;
- Other bills that captured our attention and time; and
- Acknowledgements for all the help we received over the last seven months.
This issue provides an update and summary of some of the major budget decisions affecting Oregon’s public universities. Last week when the Governor and House and Senate leaders announced they could not reach an agreement on revenue reform this session, both chambers started moving pell-mell for the exits, with the hope to adjourn well before the July 10 constitutional deadline. The legislature will be working through the weekend and, if necessary, over the 4th of July holiday.
This report provides a summary of recent actions and proposals on a wide range of issues, including a rundown of some key bills under consideration as the legislature gradually nears it July 10 deadline for adjournment. As the legislature nears adjournment, leaders are taking a number of steps to speed things up. On Monday, Senate President Courtney announced that committees are now on “one-hour notice,” meaning that instead of waiting the normal 48 hours after posting an agenda, committees may now meet with an hour’s notice. This Friday, June 2 marks the last day committees in each chamber may approve bills from the other chamber. Following the committee deadline, policy committees may hold informational hearings, but their work in approving any further legislation is concluded. The only committees remaining in operation for the purpose of considering legislation will be the Joint Ways & Means Committee and the Revenue Committees and Rules Committees in the House and Senate.