Special legislative session finishes in Salem. Most lawmakers seem generally satisfied with the results.
Oregon legislators wrapped up a three day special session in Salem on Wednesday, passing a trio of bills that pulls down public pension costs, changes tax rates on small businesses and prevents local governments from banning genetically engineered crops – but that’s not to say the state will allow them willy nilly.
Governor John Kitzhaber helped to engineer the special session which was an admission that the regular session left a great deal undone. Now lawmakers can go home yet again and report to their citizens what the changes mean.
The story is in The Oregonian. Click here.
Meanwhile it didn’t take long for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and interest groups on all sides of the issues to both praise and condemn the package of bills that are now law. The Oregonian continues their coverage. Click here.