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Specialized Lobbying Solutions

We leverage our intimate knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes with our technical expertise to execute strategies that help our clients achieve their business and policy objectives. We are committed to pursuing opportunities to enhance and improve the accuracy of information shaping contemporary policy debates.

who we are

About The Firm

We are a specialty government affairs and policy consulting company based in Portland, Ore, specializing in the areas of state and local legislative, tax and regulatory matters.

our philosophy

Lobbying Approach

Our clients trust us to be their representative before the legislature and regulatory boards, and we are committed to advancing their interests with integrity and professionalism.

Subcontracting

Services for Lobbyists

We offer a suite of specialty services for lobbyists and interest groups engaged in the political system to enhance their success.

Why Our Clients Choose Peak Policy

It is simple, trust. Our clients turn to us because of our innate understanding of their unique policy issues and reputation of tirelessly fighting for their interests in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

We approach every project with the understanding that lobbying is about much more than making an argument; it is about making the right argument and implementing targeted, fully-integrated strategies to succeed in a difficult political environment.

We realize the amount of trust our clients place in us to be their representative to the legislature and regulatory bodies, and we are committed to advancing and protecting their interests in the highest ethical manner.

Our Services

Strategic Planning
We help our clients understand the ways their policy objectives fit within the broader political climate and work with them to set attainable goals.
Monitoring & Reporting
In politics, the key to success is information. You need to be aware of the overall landscape to remain competitive in your area of business.
Advocacy & Lobbying
Successful lobbying demands an understanding of the issues, the process and the players. Your only currency is your credibility and the respect earned from it.
Policy Consulting
We couple our understanding of the political process and technical policy expertise to develop creative solutions to our clients' problems.

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Oregon’s “Progressive” Income Tax is Among the Country’s Flattest

Oregon’s “Progressive” Income Tax is Among the Country’s Flattest

Oregon is an extreme outlier. Although some policymakers and advocates wear the “high tax state” badge as an honor, it often goes without acknowledging the state’s income tax functions as a high-rate flat tax. At its most basic level, Oregon’s personal tax has a graduated or progressive marginal rate structure, ranging from 4.75 percent to 9.9 percent. On the other hand, the arrangement of those brackets effectively operates as a high-rate flat tax, imposing the second-highest rate of 8.75 percent on anyone with taxable income exceeding a mere $9,200.
Lawmakers Don’t Shy Away From Taxes

Lawmakers Don’t Shy Away From Taxes

Taxes usually take a back seat during interim meetings of the legislature, especially during election years. However, the hearings this week were an outlier, with the legislature openly discussing an end to a popular deduction, a new tax on business sales, and a looming proposal to raise $22 billion a year in taxes. Whew!
Despite Economic Pessimism, Oregonians Mostly Approve Local Funding Measures

Despite Economic Pessimism, Oregonians Mostly Approve Local Funding Measures

On Tuesday, May 17, Oregonians cast their ballots to nominate partisan candidates for the general election and nonpartisan state and local offices. Although much of the media’s attention focused on the high-profile candidate elections, voters also decided the fate of 57 local funding measures to pay for new and existing services.
Jeff Newgard
Principal

Jeff Newgard

(503) 784-1274

Our Office

Portland, Oregon
Lincoln Tower, Suite 400
10260 SW Greenburg Road
Portland, Oregon 97223