Our Pledge to Every Oregonian
Strengthening Our Economy
Paid Family and
Medical Leave Insurance: HB 2005 establishes a state-run paid family and medical leave
insurance program for every employee in the state. The program provides up to
12 weeks of paid leave, with an additional 2 paid weeks for birth parents, to
bond with a new child, care for an individual’s serious illness, care for a
family member’s serious illness, or take safe leave related to a domestic
State Income Tax
Reduction: HB 3427 includes
provisions to lower Oregon’s income tax brackets by 0.25%.
Protections: HB 2016 codifies best
practices in Oregon’s collective bargaining statutes, allowing designated
representatives reasonable work time to fulfill their duties, requiring
employers to provide unions with reasonable communication access with employees
in the bargaining unit, expanding the list of unfair labor practices, and
clarifying methods of member dues collection.
Economic Development Funding: The legislature
directed nearly $1.5 million to support economic development throughout Oregon,
with targeted investments in rural parts of the state. In addition, the
legislature allocated $581 million for Business Oregon’s Infrastructure
Division for municipal infrastructure, water and wastewater facilities that
ensure compliance with federal law, seismic rehabilitation for schools and
emergency facilities, port and airport facilities, levee improvements, marine
navigation improvements, and other facilities that support economic and
Innovation Research Fund: This year’s budget
invests $10 million to help Oregon universities pull in additional research
dollars to make them more competitive nationally and improve Oregon’s
Read more about 2019 rural Oregon successes.
Read more about 2019 economy and business successes.
Read more about 2019 working families successes.