Legislative News

2020 – Oregon Political Races

Posted On: Aug 27, 2019

Election Dates for 2020
Primary May, 19th LUR – window opens 45 days prior
General Nov. 3rd LUR – window opens 60 days prior

Ballot Measures (most still TBD)

Confirmed – Cigarette Tax referral – increases cigarette tax by $2/pack
Possible – Requirement for voter approval for any prospective toll implementation

Federal Races

Senate – Jeff Merkley (D)
All Congressional districts up
US Presidential Race – as of this date,


OAB in Salem

Posted On: Jul 02, 2019

As the 2019 session ended on Sunday, here is how it impacted Broadcasters in Oregon and what ballot measures in 2020 may be coming our way in 2020.

 Despite our best efforts, the Legislature decided not to fund our $1.9 million EAS ask. We were one of the final items left out of the final budgets,


2019 OAB DAY at the Capitol

Posted On: Mar 19, 2019

Our OAB Team made up of eleven members and myself had a full day of meetings with seventeen Oregon State Senators and Representatives discussing SB 651 – Emergency Alert System Infrastructure Improvement and HB 2931 – Definition Of ‘News Media’ For Public Meeting Access. … MORE

2019 Washington D.C. – Capitol Hill Visit Update

Posted On: Mar 04, 2019

On Wednesday, February 27th Trila Bumstead, Chairwomen of the OAB Board and Owner Operator of Ohana Media Group and Matt McCormick, OAB Board member and counsel from Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, joined OAB President & Executive Director John Tamerlano in Washington D.C. to meet with the Congressional delegates from Oregon.