November News

Representative Raquel Moore-Green

November News

Hello Friends,

My colleagues and I were back at the Capitol last week for our Legislative days, during which time we held informational committee meetings.  We heard updates on legislation implementation, receive reports from state agencies and Task Forces.  We are now current on the issues important to all Oregonians.

On November 20th, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the December 2019 Economic and Revenue Outlook. It was great news for the state – overall our economy is strong and continues to perform well. We continue to see steady job growth throughout the state.  However, with current news regarding NORPAC I remain concerned for our working families especially in the agricultural and timber industries that have long been a staple for the Willamette Valley.

Many of you have had an opportunity to share directly with me or via our September survey your concerns and questions about our State government and more specifically issues related to HD19.  Thank you for your participation - the list includes concerns over the implementation of the CAP tax, paid family leave, climate change, public safety, transportation, homelessness, and education.  One more “Your District – Your Voice” listening session is scheduled for 2019. It will be on December 10, at the Elk’s Lodge located at 2336 Turner Rd SE, Salem, from 5:45-6:45 PM.  I hope you will join me.

We are preparing for the holiday season at the Capitol.  A 30-year-old Noble fir has been placed in the Rotunda.  Volunteer electricians from the NECA-IBEW Locals 48 and 280 have strung more than 7,000 LED lights on the tree in preparation for the Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd.   You won’t want to miss an opportunity to visit the Capitol in all her holiday splendor. (More holiday highlights are listed at the end of the newsletter.)


In closing I want to thank all the businesses and government agencies that hosted me for tours of their facilities.  Modern Building Systems, Oregon State Correctional Institute, SAIF, PGE Faraday Hydro Project, Betaseed, Sprague High School, Sumpter Elementary School, Marion County Health Department, SeQuential Biofuels, Covanta and Chemeketa College’s Medical Program  Among the most impressive of these tours were the employees, owners, and associated vendors that are proud of the work they accomplish every day.  Challenges are met with determination and professional.  A common theme of excessive paperwork and regulations from various levels of government emerged not only for the private employers, but the public as well. A trend that concerns me as state government continues to extend regulations that add to the cost of goods, and to the productivity across all segments of business.

It continues to be an honor serving HD19 and I wish you, your family, and friends a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday.





Holidays at the Capitol highlights:

Dec 3 - Grand tree lighting festivities begin with a performance by Sprague High School’s jazz choir from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.. Between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. Santa and special guests will lead the crowd in the traditional tree lighting countdown. Other family-friendly activities include:

  • Free photos with Santa, provided by Best Buy.
  • Free cookies and punch.

Dec 4 - Dec 24  Daily performances between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*, Monday - Saturday. 

Yours truly,

Representative Raquel Moore-Green
House District 19

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1419
Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, H-385, Salem, OR 97301