BEND, OR -- House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Oregon Economic Development Association. Rep. McLane was recognized for his commitment to advocating for pro-growth and innovative economic development policies during the 2015 legislative session.
In particular, the group says he was singled out for the bill allowing tax breaks for such technology giants as Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. They say the legislation opened the door to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in new high-tech investments.
The Oregon Economic Development Association also honored Senator Mark Hass (D-Beaverton).