OAB / CFM Legislative Report – Week of 3/8/18

Posted On: Mar 10, 2019

As the second week of March has come to a close, the legislature is showing no signs of slowing down. Controversial bills and high-profile incidents have caused tensions to run high at the Capitol this week.

Senate President Courtney Takes a Medical Leave of Absence
Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) released a statement on Tuesday announcing that he will take a 10-day medical leave of absence.


CFM Legislative Report, 1st week of March

Posted On: Mar 03, 2019

Good morning everyone – here is the latest CFM Legislative Report…

It’s the first of March and, right on cue, the sun was shining in Salem as legislators put another week in the rearview mirror. Work continues on myriad policy issues, lawmakers received the final revenue forecast before the end of the biennium,


OAB CFM Legislative Update Report

Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

Week four of the 2019 Legislative Session saw a historic event as thirteen immigrants from six separate countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens on the floor of the Oregon Senate chambers. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, hosted a ceremony which has only occurred twice in the state’s history in the Oregon Capitol.


CFM Legislative Report – Week of 2-9-19

Posted On: Feb 08, 2019

With several major issues up for debate, discussion is only just beginning as the third week of the 2019 Legislative Session comes to a close. While the Capitol traditionally stays open for business during snow days, if inclement weather closes the building next week, expect the political temperature of legislators to skyrocket as already overloaded committee schedules lead to anger and frustration.