Alliance adopts 2018 state legislative agenda



Alliance adopts 2018 state legislative agenda

As Oregon legislators begin the 2018 short legislative session, the Alliance will continue to prioritize the need to address the state’s long-term fiscal stability, with a focus on cost containment, revenue and new investments, as called for in the Oregon Business Plan. The Alliance will work closely with our statewide partners in discussions related to cap and trade and paid family leave policies. In addition, the Alliance is supporting Stand for Children’s effort to enhance data gathering related to college credits obtained in high school.
 
In addition, the Alliance will actively support legislation geared to addressing affordable housing and homelessness, as well as livability issues. First is a budget request from Governor Brown for $5 million for homeless services, just over half of which would be dedicated to Multnomah County to support the no-turn-away family shelter. Second is a legislative referral to amend the constitution to allow local governments the flexibility to partner with nonprofits and the private sector to leverage affordable housing related government bond proceeds. The last is legislation that would authorize the city of Portland and the Oregon Department of Transportation to coordinate on management of lands where illegal camping has created health and safety issues