2017 Legislative Developments
As we look ahead to Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session, priorities from the House of Representatives are becoming more apparent.
Here you will find the current list of tax proposals being considered by House Democratic Leadership. This is important because tax proposals must be initiated in the House.
In addition, please see the 12/8/16 Linn County Circuit Court opinion with Summary and Exhibit which invalidates the paid sick leave law for local government. The Court found that the paid sick leave law represents an unconstitutional unfunded mandate on local government.
Finally, please see these talking points in response to the Governor’s call to increase the “provider tax” on local hospitals to fund the state’s Medicaid program. By our estimates, it appears that Governor Brown is looking to tax hospitals somewhere in the neighborhood of $400-$500 million.
// This information furnished through a partnership of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce