Here is the final DPO legislative update on the 2019 Session. Despite some major disappointments and setbacks, the 80th Legislative Assembly ended with a remarkable list of successes.
The Student Success Act, which created a new business tax dedicated to early learning and K-12 education and is projected to raise an estimated $2 billion for the next budget cycle isn’t liked by the business group Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce. They announced that they would seek to refer the law to the voters. Since their announcement, timber interests have already dedicated $1 million to the effort to refer the bill. If they are successful in meeting the signature threshold for a referral, a special statewide election to uphold the Student Success Act will be held on January 21st, 2020.
If you see signature gathering efforts in your community, don’t sign, and please report these activities at this link.