With the June 30th deadline for adjournment just over a month and a half away, the Oregon Legislature is nearing a final vote on a $2 billion revenue package, is considering over 90 amendments to a comprehensive joint “carbon action plan,” and is considering various proposals for addressing housing costs and efforts to control cost increases in the state’s public employee retirement system (PERS).
The 80th Legislative Assembly officially convened on Tuesday, January 22nd. Committees have begun to hold hearings on the well over 1,400 bills that have been pre-session filed. Over the next six months, more than double that number will ultimately be introduced for consideration.
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