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Senate Republican Deputy Leader Tim Knopp Rolls Out Child Care Plan

Submitted Press Release Senate Republican Deputy Leader Tim Knopp, of Bend, is championing a plan to expand child care affordability in Oregon....

2017 Legislative Themes

  The 2017 legislature will be driven by desire to balance a state budget that is in a $1.8 billion deficit as well as pass a major...

Message from Representative Gene Whisnant

Submitted Press Release Dear Friends and Constituents, As you may recall, I was humbly sworn-in and proudly took the oath of office on...

Provide Feedback on Legislative Framework Budget

  Submitted by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce As you know from our discussions about the Governor's and Legislative Framework...

Key Dates for 2017 Legislature

  Courtesy: Associated Oregon Industries The 2017 Legislative Session officially convened Wednesday, February 1. Legislators will...

Co-chairs Release "No Frills" Budget Proposal

In stark contrast to the Governor's Recommended Budget, which was built on an assumption of $900 million in new and increased taxes, the...

2017 Legislative Priorities as of Jan. 26, 2017

The Bend Chamber Legislative Committee identified the following items as priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session, in their current form, at...

What’s Brewing: "Legislative Outlook 2017" Recap

  The season’s first What’s Brewing forum presented by the Bend Chamber kicked off at the Deschutes Brewing Tap Room on January 24....

Senate Republicans Welcome 79th Legislative Session

Senate Republicans offered the following statements welcoming the 79th Legislative Session: Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli, of John...

Legislators Prepare for High-Stakes Session

  The 2017 Oregon Legislature met for the first time this week during Organizational Days, a pre-session gathering where Legislators...

Are City Council Meetings Too Long?

Pictured: L-R: Mayor Pro Tem Sally Russell, Councilor Justin Livingston, Mayor Casey Roats, Councilor Bruce Abernethy, Councilor Barb Campbell,...

Give Your Input: City Council Goals

Over the next couple of months, Bend City Councilors will be formulating goals for the city and a two year work plan.  Now, more than ever, is...

Knopp and Buehler Decline Legislative Pay Increase

[caption id="attachment_29657" align="alignleft" width="520"] State Sen. Tim Knopp, R-Central Oregon, and state Rep. Knute Buehler,...

2017 Legislative Developments

Linn County Circuit Court found that the paid sick leave law represents an unconstitutional unfunded mandate on local government. Here is a link...

Thank you for your role in defeating Measure 97

Thank you again for your support of our successful campaign to defeat Measure 97’s proposed $6 billion tax on sales. The overwhelming defeat...

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