Bill to Threaten Enterprise Zones Dies in Committee

For Oregon counties, there is a collective sigh of relief as a bill that threatens economic development opportunities died in committee. The bill, House Bill 2408 A, expands the definition of ‘public works’ in relation [...]

Counties Advocate for County Veteran Service Officers

On May 21, the House Committee on Veterans and Emergency Preparedness took testimony on Measure 96 funding dedicated to County Veteran Services Officers (CVSOs). Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) Director, Kelly Fitzpatrick kicked off [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , , |

Grant Opportunities on the Horizon for Tide Gate Partnership

Owners of Oregon’s more than 1,000 aging tide gates will have access to new engineering tools that will help them replace their tide gates, with funding announced this week to help expedite tide gate replacement [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: County Solutions|Tags: , |

Legislature Expedites Path for Revised PERS Bill

Following up on last week’s article: What’s Happening with PERS?, the Legislature expedited movement on Senate Bill 1049 A, the Public Employee Retirement (PERS) reform bill, after introducing and adopting a complex amendment with funding. [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Governance|Tags: , |

Behavioral Health Transparency Bill to Receive Vote on House Floor

A bill to increase health care transparency and accessibility for users of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), Senate Bill 134 B, is on the move in the Legislature. The bill requires Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) [...]

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Human Services|Tags: , , |

NACo makes Infrastructure Tools Available

During infrastructure week (May 13-17), National Association of Counties (NACo) and partner organizations highlighted the significant role counties play in infrastructure through advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. Counties across the nation own and maintain 46 [...]

May 21st, 2019|Categories: NACo|Tags: , , , |