Entries by Aubreyana Burton

Down in the Weed(s): Regulation of Hemp and Marijuana

Dan Lawler From our Spring 2020 e-newsletter The most recent United States Farm Bill, which Congress passed in 2018, reopened American farming and industry to hemp, a long-banned commodity currently experiencing a global surge in production. Oregon’s climate and soils are well-suited for hemp production and local governments throughout the state have received inquiries from […]

Nothing PERSonal, It’s Business… An Update on SB 1049

Dan Lawler From our Summer 2019 e-newsletter On June 11, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed SB 1049, which aims to reduce unfunded liability in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), which currently sits at over $25 billion dollars. The law introduces a number of measures to help fund the system, including changes to PERS member […]