Advocacy

The following articles are a sampling of the many updates that Chamber members receive on a regular basis about the Public Policy and Legislative happenings in our state.  To be in the know, to have information at your fingertips to make your voice timely and powerful, you need to join the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce.  We work hard to Activate and Educate our members on Public Policy.

  • McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update – April 20, 2017

    McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update – April 20, 2017 On Tuesday, the legislature had a deadline to move bills out of committee. With the thousands of bills being considered, it was a monumental task and, as you can imagine, many bills did not make it out of committee and died. Tax and budget bills […]

  • MACC Advocacy Update and Chamber Day at the Capitol

    Legislative Update – March 27, 2017 On Monday, March 27th a contingent of 11 McMinnville Chamber and Board members visited the Capital to meet with legislators and attend the Oregon Chamber of Commerce Day at the Capital. We heard presentations from Senator Lee Beyer on a transportation package; Representative Mike McLane on the Pay Equity bill […]

  • Editorial: The son of Measure 97 should also die

    Editorial: The son of Measure 97 should also die Source: The Bulletin Measure 97 went down in flames in November. Voters trounced the biggest tax increase in Oregon history, a proposed yearly $3 billion tax increase on the gross receipts of select businesses. From those flames arises the son of 97, Senate Joint Resolution 41. […]

  • How Regulations at Every Level Hold Back Small Business

    How Regulations at Every Level Hold Back Small Business Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Running a small business isn’t easy. Succeeding is even harder. And it’s more difficult when regulations hold you back. With more than 45% of economy driven by it, small businesses are engines of economic prosperity. But that engine seems to have […]

  • Family Leave Bill Needs Reality Check

    Family Leave Bill Needs Reality Check Because HB 3087 seeks to raise revenue, it needs a three-fifths vote in both the House and Senate to pass, and, therefore, faces uncertain prospects. However, the bill remains one worth tracking, both because of its content and the priority that has been attached to it by labor advocates […]

  • Oregon’s top budget writer endorses $500M in cuts, $500M in new taxes

    Oregon’s top budget writer endorses $500M in cuts, $500M in new taxes Source: The Oregonian – March 18, 2017 // By Anna Marum The Oregon Legislature’s senior budget writer said Friday he would like to see the state’s $1.6 billion funding gap filled equally with taxes on hospitals, cuts to services and other new taxes. The […]

  • Rep. Ron Noble and Senator Brian Boquist to Hold Joint Town Hall

    Rep. Ron Noble and Senator Brian Boquist to Hold Joint Town Hall Representative Ron Noble (R-McMinnville) will hold a joint town hall with Senator Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) on Thursday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the McMinnville Civic Hall. Members of the public are cordially invited and encouraged to attend to provide lawmakers with input. […]

  • Rep. Post to Hold Legislative Update Town Hall in Keizer

    Rep. Post to Hold Legislative Update Town Hall in Keizer Representative Bill Post (R-Keizer) will host a town hall to update constituents on the first few weeks of the legislative session. The event will be held on Friday, March 31st at 7pm at the Keizer fire station (661 Chemawa Rd NE, Keizer, OR 97303). Representative […]

  • Representative Noble Introduces Amendment to Fully Fund Veterans’ Services

    Representative Noble Introduces Amendment to Fully Fund Veterans’ Services McMinnville lawmaker seeks to restore funding that was cut in Governor’s proposed budget Representative Ron Noble (R-McMinnville) this week introduced an amendment to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs budget that would establish the agency’s funding level at the rate Oregonians expected following the passage of Ballot […]

  • Legislators kick off bicameral focus on carbon caps

    Legislators kick off bicameral focus on carbon caps House and Senate committee chairs form climate change focused work group SALEM – The Chairs of the Oregon Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee and House of Representatives Energy and Environment Committee are planning to form a work group that will begin discussing concepts related to carbon […]