A summary of progress on the Oregon Business Plan initiatives. Almost three months into the 2015 legislative session, and just past the halfway point, there is much to be optimistic about, as well as cause for concern. The agendas to connect education to careers and to put our natural resources to work for rural Oregon have been well received by legislative policy committees, but the critical test will be whether these efforts are prioritized for funding as the debate shifts to the Ways and Means Committee. Policymakers are anxiously awaiting the May revenue forecast before making key decisions.