First, thanks to everyone who has been supportive of SB 872 "Buy Oregon First", it is a noble cause with good intentions. I believe it is a modest change to the statute and hopefully a work session may produce a more aggressive piece of legislation.
The public testimony Wednesday went well, as for a work session, that may not be likely before the Monday deadline.
It may be to late this session. But I have ideas for next session on a different approach to the state agencies and their procurement of goods, services and practices and transparency. I have asked Senator Rosenbaum to move this bill to Rules. In case anyone comes up with sensible amendments, a change of heart, or identifies a use.