Legislative Report, Volume 28, Number 4 – February 2018 – LWV of Oregon

In This Issue Revenue and Tax Reform Governance Natural Resources Social Policy Education Policy Revenue and Tax Reform By Chris Vogel, Revenue and Tax Reform Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue: SB 1528 had earlier language to limit the Oregon state pass-through tax, that the League supported, but it was stripped from this bill in […]

Source: Legislative Report, Volume 28, Number 4 – February 2018 – The League of Women Voters of Oregon

GOVERNANCE
Initiative Petition 22, “Stop Oregon Sanctuaries,” is currently under Secretary of State investigation for misrepresentation of its intent to signers. They cannot remove your signature. The League has gotten complaints of ongoing violations. See our Think Before You Ink. The League urges you to read petitions carefully.
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NATURAL RESOURCES
Clean Energy Jobs is still alive-until it isn’t. The League continues to press the “urgency of now” when it comes to climate change. With many policy bills about done, the focus goes to the budget to implement good environmental laws. Watch Ways and Means Subcommittees this coming week.
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SOCIAL POLICY
Health Care bills grab our attention. HJR 203 A, a constitutional amendment establishing the right to health care for every resident of Oregon, was heard in Senate Health Care and is still being considered for amendments.
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EDUCATION
The Joint Committee on Student Success will not hear any specific bills this session, but has committed to conduct public hearings and individual conversations with students, teachers and other stakeholders throughout the state before the 2019 legislative session.
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REVENUE
Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue: SB 1528 had earlier language to limit the Oregon state pass-through tax, that the League supported, but it was stripped from this bill in amendments.
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