On January 22, 2019, legislators will convene in Salem to discuss a variety of topics that include revenue, education, healthcare and taxes.

Governor Brown’s proposed budget of 23.6B includes $6.2B allocated to Human Services Agencies and $2B to education. You can read the Governor’s budget proposal here: https://www.oregon.gov/gov/policy/Documents/019-21_turning-point.pdf.

Legislative committees have been meeting to discuss and craft bills. Last Thursday, in the Oregon Legislative Information System (https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1#), over 1,500 bills were introduced. The legislature will be considering significant changes to Oregon Tax structure, healthcare and Medicaid, education funding, PERS, cost containment, cap and trade (carbon reduction schemes) and changes to employment law.

Contact the Chamber at mcminnville.org or call us at (503) 472-6196 for more information.