2012 State Government Archive

During Oregon's 2012 Legislative session, the Alliance closely monitors how legislators from the Portland region vote on bills that help create private-sector jobs. The Alliance also works in partnership with the state's other business groups on bills moving through the Legislature. Please note that in addition to the bills voted on by the Legislature, there are a number of priorities, critical to private-sector job creation, that never reached the floor in either the Senate or the House.

Fiscal Health Develop a budget for the 2013 Legislature that is tied to outcomes and a long-term strategy for the state
Job Creation Consolidate state economic development resources in one place and create a vehicle to incent availability of private debt and equity capital availability (Oregon Investment Act)

(take next steps in implementing
SB 909 & SB 242)
Consolidate early learning services by forming Early Learning Council
Create achievement compacts between education institutions and Oregon Education Investment Board
Bring education administration and governance under direction of Chief Education Officer
Support Oregon Education Investment Board in creating a process to develop local governance for specified universities
Support Oregon Education Investment Board to streamline and consolidate post secondary governance into one board
Land Use Support implementation of SB 766
Health Care Adopt competitive health insurance exchanges

Means bill that would support private-sector job creation passed.
Means bill that would support private-sector job creation failed.
Means issue is still being reviewed and has not been voted upon.
Means officials have not brought issue forward for a vote.