Monthly Archives: March 2013

Build the Bridge: Oregon Business Plan Update

By |March 21st, 2013|

Culminating more than a decade of planning, Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Legislature made their commitment to finance Oregon’s share of replacing the I-5 bridge across the Columbia River. Last week’s signing of HB 2800 represents a major victory for Oregon workers, Oregon businesses, and all Oregonians who depend on a safe and efficient transportation […]

Fix PERS: Comparing the Proposals

By |March 21st, 2013|

Nothing is more important to the outcome of the current legislative session – and to the future of education and other public services – than how the Legislature and Governor resolve Oregon’s PERS crisis. PERS costs for school districts, cities, counties and other public employers is on a trajectory to skyrocket next year andremain high […]

Invest Wisely in Education: Oregon Business Plan Update

By |March 21st, 2013|

The Ways and Means Co-Chair’s budget includes a significant increase in funding for education, as does the Republican budget. There is also significant movement on the policy front.

The Legislature’s education committees have been hearing a number of education proposals endorsed by the Oregon Business Plan to help students achieve greater education attainment. A bill to […]