Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Dyslexia Screening – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In 2015 the Oregon Legislature passed SB 612, mandating a number of steps to address what it called a “dyslexia emergency” in schools statewide. A subsequent bill, SB 1003 — passed by the 2017 legislature —  carries forward the dyslexia-related training requirements from SB 612, and includes requirements that districts universally screen for risk factors […]
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Oregon utility regulators want more say on climate, cost equity issues

PUC puts out draft report on the future of electricity regulation in the state. Oregon electric utility regulators are set to ask lawmakers for more authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that low-income customers have access to affordable electricity. The Public Utility Commission lists those two “major recommendations” in a new draft report […]
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Wilsonville Planning Commission concerned about accessory dwelling units

Wilsonville Planning Commission members object to altering lot coverage rules for tiny homes. Regarding legislation to ease accessory dwelling unit (ADU) requirements, the Wilsonville Planning Commission and the City of Wilsonville do not appear to be on the same page. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Wilsonville Planning Commission concerned about accessory dwelling units

Editorial: Revenue-raising needs court clarity

Oregon voters fed up with the tax tricks the Legislature pulls may get some relief thanks to a lawsuit brought by state Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas. Boquist filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown and the leaders of the Legislature for a bill that he claims raised taxes improperly. Boquist raises an important legal question that needs […]
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State Sen. Brian Boquist sues legislative leaders over tax law

An Oregon state senator has filed a lawsuit against the state’s legislative leaders that claims a tax law passed this year is unconstitutional. Sen. Brian Boquist, a Republican from Dallas, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Oregon Tax Court. Source: State Sen. Brian Boquist sues legislative leaders over tax law – Portland Business Journal

Republican lawmaker sues the state over Oregon Democrats’ 2018 tax law

A key Republican critic of the controversial state tax law Oregon Democrats passed earlier this year has filed a lawsuit asking a court to overturn it. Sen. Brian Boquist of Dallas filed the lawsuit Tuesday against House Speaker Tina Kotek, Senate President Peter Courtney, Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Revenue in Oregon […]
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Boquist asks court to strike down state tax bill

A state senator from Dallas says the passage of a measure denying certain business owners the ability to take a federal deduction on their state taxes didn’t meet constitutional requirements. Source: Boquist asks court to strike down state tax bill

Oregon Should Reinstate Its Tax Haven Law

Oregon’s conformity to changes made by the 2017 federal tax law would have resulted in a one-time loss of corporate income tax revenue. Oregon’s conformity to changes made by the 2017 federal tax law would have resulted in a one-time loss of corporate income tax revenue. Senate Bill 1529, which Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed […]
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Oregon toxic air rules taking final shape

Senate Bill 1541 raised thresholds, but risk assessments of facilities will still need to be conducted. Although Oregon is on its way to finally establishing a set of toxic air rules, the final result won’t look quite like what many people had originally expected. Prior to the Oregon Legislature’s session earlier this year, the Department […]
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Pass-through tax bill could be test case

State Sen. Brian Boquist, vice chairman of theSenate Finance and Revenue Committee, says he will challenge legislation that could clarify definition of revenue-raising measure. Now that Gov. Kate Brown has announced she plans to sign a bill that tempers state losses from last year’s federal tax cut championed by Republicans, the constitutionality of the new […]
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